University of Colorado at Boulder

Institutional Snapshot

The purpose of the institutional snapshot is to give the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation site visit team a basic impression of the organization's overall scope and nature of operations during a specified time frame, the two years preceding the on-site visit. The items listed and HLC reference numbers are from the HLC specifications.

HLC ref # HLC item description CU-Boulder self-study display name Self-study display number Self-study page reference Relevant CU-Boulder postings Second posting - if needed for 2-year data, or provides more detail
1 Student Demography Headcounts     6-11, 353 CU-Boulder Enrollment Snapshot Index (shows fall 2009 and fall 2008)  
1A Undergraduate Enrollments by Class Levels (Freshmen-Senior) Selected Measures: UG total, new freshman, transfers 1.4 14 CU-Boulder Enrollment Snapshot: Table 14  
1B Undergraduate Students by Degree Seeking and Non-degree Seeking Status (showing totals, with breakdowns by gender and by race/ethnicity per IPEDS report) Selected Measures: Diversity (%s) 1.4 14 IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2008-09 IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2007-08
1C Graduate/Professional Students by Degree Seeking and Nondegree Seeking Status (showing totals, with breakdowns by gender and by race/ethnicity per IPEDS report) Selected Measures: Graduate/professional 1.4 14 IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2008-09 IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2007-08
1D Age Range of Undergraduate Students (24 and under; 25 and older) Number of students by age bracket, Fall 2009 - by full/part-time status, level, and class level Number of students by age bracket, Fall 2008 - by full/part-time status, level, and class level
1E Numbers of Students by Residency Status of Credit-seeking Students who Come to a Campus or Site for Instruction Financial Profile, FY 2000 and 2009: Enrollment by residency for UG 5.3 139, 147-151 Degree-seeking students, 1998 to present - by level and residency  
1Ea - In-State Resident Financial Profile, FY 2000 and 2009: Enrollment by residency for UG 5.3 139 CU-Boulder Enrollment Snapshot: Table 1  
1Eb - Out-of State Resident Financial Profile, FY 2000 and 2009: Enrollment by residency for UG 5.3 139 CU-Boulder Enrollment Snapshot: Table 1  
1Ec - Non-US Resident International Student Enrollment by Level, Fall 1960-2008 7.8 284 CU-Boulder Enrollment Snapshot: Table 5  
2 Student Recruitment and Admissions          
2A Number of Applications, Acceptances, and Matriculations for Each of the Following Categories of Entering Students          
2Aa - Freshman Academic Preparation of Freshman Applicants, Admits, and Matriculants Over Time
2Ab - Undergraduate Transfer Common Data Set 2009-2010: Transfer admissions, section D Common Data Set 2008-09: Transfer admissions, section D
2Ac - Graduate/Professional       Graduate/Professional Admissions  
2B If your institution requires standardized test scores as a condition of admission, what instrument(s) do you require and what is the mean score for each?          
2Ba - ACT Mean Score of Students Accepted Selected Measures: Academic profile, new summer/fall freshman 1.4,
App F
14, 353 Academic preparation of freshman - Admits by residency 1998 - present  
2Bb - SAT Mean Score of Students Accepted Selected Measures: Academic profile, new summer/fall freshman 1.4,
App F
14, 353 Academic preparation of freshman - Admits by residency 1998 - present  
3 Financial Assistance for Students Financial Profile (see "institutional aid as percent of revenue" by residency) 5.3 20-21, 139, 147-151    
3A What percentages of your undergraduate and of your graduate students applied for any type of financial assistance?          
3Aa - Undergraduate       Undergraduate Financial Aid Profiles, Fall 2009, by residency Undergraduate Financial Aid Profiles, Fall 2008, by residency
3Ab - Graduate/Professional       Graduate Financial Aid Profiles  
3B How many of your undergraduate students and of your graduate/professional students received financial assistance of any type? What percentage is this of your total enrollment? What percentages of your total enrollment received assistance in each of the following categories? ( Loans,Work-Study,Scholarships/Grants, Academic Based Merit Based Scholarships?          
3Ba - Undergraduate       Undergraduate Financial Aid Profiles, Fall 2009, by residency Undergraduate Financial Aid Profiles, Fall 2008, by residency
3Bb - Graduate/Professional       Graduate Financial Aid Profiles  
3C Using the formula cited below, what was the tuition discount rate (TDR) for undergraduate and graduate student populations? If this rate cannot be separated for these two categories, so note and simply report aggregate figures.
TDR = total institutional financial aid dollars as a proportion of income that would result from all students paying full tuition
(I = Institutional Financial Aid Dollars Awarded for Tuition
P = Payments of Tuition Expected of Students and their External Aid
TDR = I/(I + P) as a percentage)
         
3Ca - Undergraduate Financial Profile (see "institutional aid as percent of revenue" by residency) 5.3 139    
3Cb - Graduate/Professional Graduate Financial Aid Profiles
4 Student Retention and Program Productivity          
4A What percentage of your first-time, full-time fall entering undergraduate students in the previous year returned for study during the fall semester on which this report is based? Please provide the following data in aggregate and with breakdowns by race/ethnicity per IPEDS categories
-Number Entering (NE)
-Number Returning (NR)
-NR/NE as percentage
Selected Measures: Retention to second fall, new summer/fall freshmen 1.4, App F 14, 353 Undergraduate graduation rates, freshman retention rates, and time to degree Graduation & freshman retention rates by residency at entry, 1999 through summer 2009
4B How many students earned graduate or professional degrees during the past year, and what was the distribution by race/ethnicity per IPEDS categories? Selected Measures: Degrees awarded (FY) 1.4 14 CU-Boulder degrees by gender and ethnic/racial groups over time: FY 1999 - 2009 IPEDS Completions Report, 2008-09
4C Report the number of graduates in the previous academic year by college/program in keeping with the broad discipline categories       Degrees awarded by discipline college and program, last 5 fiscal years  
4D List, by discipline and by name of test, the separate pass rates of undergraduate, and graduate/professional students sitting for licensure examinations as appropriate: Fundamentals of Engineering, GRE, Bar Exam, CPA, Teacher Licensure     166-167 CU-Boulder Academic Rigor Report to the Regents 2009 – Highlights (See pages 17-21) CU-Boulder Academic Rigor Report to the Regents 2008 – Highlights (See pages 27-34)
5   Faculty Demography CU-Boulder Campus Employees by Job Category, Fall 2008 1.1 6-7 Categorizing faculty and staff in PBA tables, CDS, IPEDS, and others  
5A Indicate the headcount of faculty in the full-time and part-time categories according to highest degree earned       Common Data Set: Faculty, section I - 2009-2010 Common Data Set: Faculty, section I - 2008-2009
5B Indicate the headcount of faculty in the full-time and part-time categories according to broad discipline group       Faculty and staff -
See employee counts at fall census; note that counts are by job category, college, A&S division, demography, and year
5Ba - Race/Ethnicity (using the standard IPEDS categories)       See 5B above  
5Bb - Gender       See 5B above  
5Bc - Rank       See 5B above;
see also Faculty Salaries: FTE Distribution by Institution
 
5C Report the number of faculty by college/program (full-time and part-time together) in keeping with the broad discipline groups       See 5B above
6 Availability of Instructional Resources and Information Technology          
6A Provide an account of the technology resources dedicated to supporting student learning (library sites, residence hall hookups, Internet Cafes, etc.) and explain how you monitor the level of their usage. Information Technology Activity: Five-year Comparison 6.8 228-234    
7 Financial Data     135-160 Current Funds Budget, 2009-2010 Current Funds Budget, 2008-2009
7 Please provide the following information for the past two completed fiscal years. University of Colorado at Boulder Resource Allocation Process 5.5 154 IPEDS Finance, FY 2008 IPEDS Finance, FY 2007
7A Actual Unrestricted Revenues (Tuition and Fees, State/Local Appropriations (if applicable, Denominational Income (if applicable), Investment and Annuity Income Contributions, Auxiliary, Other, Total) Financial Profile, FY 2000 and 2009 5.3 139 Annual Financial Reportsand Supplements, FY 2008
- Report
- Supplement
Annual Financial Reportsand Supplements, FY 2008
- Report
- Supplement
7B Actual Unrestricted Expense (Instructional/Departmental/Library, Student Services, Operation and Maintenance of Plant, Administration, Fundraising, Auxiliary, Other, Total) Expense Components per Student FTE, FY 2007 5.4 137-142 See 7A  
7C If, in either of the past two completed fiscal years, the total in 7B exceeded the total in 7A above, how did the institution cover its shortfall? n/a        

 

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