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University of Northern Iowa Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Review

Appendix C: Institutional Snapshot


[Replaces Basic Institutional Data Forms—BIDs]

Purpose: The purpose of the institutional snapshot is to give the Evaluation Team a basic impression of the organization’s overall scope and nature of operations during a specified time frame preceding the on-site visit. Some of the data sets described below constituted the Commission’s old Basic Institutional Data Forms; several are new. However, we no longer provide a required set of forms you must fill out. Instead, we describe the data, suggest when appropriate where it might exist in other reports, and leave it to you do provide it to the team in the format most convenient to you. You may choose to integrate some of the data into the report in the form of charts or tables; you may choose to provide the team with copies of your IPEDS reports; you may provide internal or annual reports that contain much of the data. Teams have indicated that these data are helpful to them in gaining a quick understanding of the institution. If any of the proposed information cannot be created without significant expenditure of money and/or staff time, you should be able to explain to the team why the institution has chosen not to collect the data. Instructions: Except where noted, information should be provided at least for the two past complete fall semesters prior to the on-site evaluation visit. A completed institutional snapshot should be included as a part of the Self-Study Report submitted relative to either a Comprehensive Evaluation Visit or a Mandated Focused Visit.


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1. Student Demography Headcounts

A. Undergraduate Enrollments by Class Levels (Freshmen-Senior)

   

Fall Semester 2008 2009
Undergraduate 11,047 11,294  
   Freshman 2,528 2,378  
   Sophomore 2,100 2,214  
   Junior 2,766 2,971  
   Senior 3,416 3,482  
   Unclassified 237 249  

B. Undergraduate Students by Degree Seeking and Non-degree Seeking Status

(showing totals, with breakdowns by gender and by race/ethnicity per IPEDS report)
Degree Seeking Non-Degree Seeking
2008 2009 2008 2009
Grand Total  10,810  11,044 237 250
Total Men  4,713  4,807 90 99
Total Women  6,097  6,237 147 151
White Non-Hispanic Total  9,642  9,996 116 156
White Non-Hispanic Men  4,122  4,279 34 56
White Non-Hispanic Women  5,520  5,717 82 100
Black Non-Hispanic  Total  290  300 10 5
Black Non-Hispanic Men  140  157 4 3
Black Non-Hispanic Women  150  143 6 2
Hispanic Total  191  238 8 5
Hispanic Men  89  92 3 1
Hispanic Women  102  146 5 4
Asian or Pacific Islander Total  115  113 6 4
Asian or Pacific Islander Men  47  50 2 1
Asian or Pacific Islander Women  68  63 4 3
American Indian or Alaska Native Total 28 20 0 0
American Indian or Alaska Native Men 12 9 0 0
American Indian or Alaska Native Women 16 11 0 0
Race/Ethnicity Unknown Total 360 76 17 15
Race/Ethnicity Unknown Men 188 41 6 4
Race/Ethnicity Unknown Women 172 35 11 11
Nonresident Alien Total 184 219 80 65
Nonresident Alien Men 115 146 41 34
Nonresident Alien Women 69 73 39 31
Native Hawaiian /Pacific Isl Total   5   0
Native Hawaiian /Pacific Isl Men   0   0
Native Hawaiian /Pacific Isl Women   5   0
Two or More Races Total   77   0
Two or More Races Men   33   0
Two or More Races Women   44   0
   

C. Graduate/Professional Students by Degree Seeking and Nondegree Seeking Status

(showing totals, with breakdowns by gender and by race/ethnicity per IPEDS report)
Degree Seeking  
2008 2009  
Grand Total  1,861  1,786  
Total Men  577  587  
Total Women  1,284  1,199
White Non-Hispanic Total  1,390  1,416  
White Non-Hispanic Men  407  441  
White Non-Hispanic Women  983  975  
Black Non-Hispanic  Total  92  72  
Black Non-Hispanic Men  24  18  
Black Non-Hispanic Women  68  54  
Hispanic Total  38  39  
Hispanic Men  10  13  
Hispanic Women  28  26  
Asian or Pacific Islander Total  26  19  
Asian or Pacific Islander Men  6  4  
Asian or Pacific Islander Women  20  15  
American Indian or Alaska Native Total  6  3  
American Indian or Alaska Native Men  1  -    
American Indian or Alaska Native Women 5 3  
Race/Ethnicity Unknown Total 109 64  
Race/Ethnicity Unknown Men 40 21  
Race/Ethnicity Unknown Women 69 43  
Nonresident Alien Total 200 169  
Nonresident Alien Men 89 88  
Nonresident Alien Women 111 81  
Native Hawaiian /Pacific Isl Total   0  
Native Hawaiian /Pacific Isl Men   0  
Native Hawaiian /Pacific Isl Women   0  
Two or More Races Total   4  
Two or More Races Men   2  
Two or More Races Women   2  

D. Age Range of Undergraduate Students (24 and under; 25 and older)

Age Range Undergraduate Students
Fall Semesters 2008 2009
Age Range 16-24 16-24  
24 and Under 10,077 10,220  
Age Range 25-70 25-69  
25 and Older 970 1,074  
Total 11,047 11,294  

E. Numbers of Students by Residency Status of Credit-seeking Students who Come to a Campus or Site for Instruction.

Number of Students by Residency Status of CREDIT SEEKING Students
Fall Semesters 2008 2009
In-State Resident 11,467 11,755  
Out-of-State Resident 820 687  
Non-US Resident 384 388  
Total 12,671 12,830  
Number of Students by Residency Status of DEGREE SEEKING Students
Fall Semesters 2008 2009
In-State Resident 11,562 11,896  
Out-of-State Resident 882 731  
Non-US Resident 464 453  
Total 12,908 13,080  
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2. Student Recruitment and Admissions

 

A. Number of Applications, Acceptances, and Matriculations for Each of the Following Categories of Entering Students

Fall Semester 2008 2009
Freshman Applications  4,584  4,133  
Acceptances  3,841  3,505  
Enrolled  2,015  1,946  
Undergraduate Transfer Applications  1,896  1,824  
Acceptances  1,455  1,471  
Enrolled  1,052  1,088  
Graduate/Professional Applications  1,159  1,166  
Acceptances  594  640  
Enrolled  403  445  
B. 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?
The ACT or SAT is required for admission of freshmen
Fall Semester 2008 2009
Name of Test(s) Mean Score of Students Accepted ACT 22.9 23.1  
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3. Financial Assistance for Students

A. What percentages of your undergraduate and of your graduate students applied for any type of financial assistance?

Fall Semester 2008 2009
Undergraduate Percentage 90.1% 88.9%  
Number Applied  9,954  10,038  
Enrollment  11,047  11,294  
Graduate Percentage 74.9% 61.4%  
Number Applied  1,393  1,097  
Enrollment  1,861  1,786  

B. How many of your undergraduate students and of your graduate/professional students received financial assistance of any type?

Fall Semester 2008 2009
Undergraduate  9,606  9,578  
Graduate  1,366  1,036  
Total 10972 10614  
What percentage is this of your total enrollment?
Fall Semester 2008 2009
Undergraduate % 87.0% 84.8%  
Graduate % 73.4% 58.0%  
% of Total Enrl 85.0% 81.1%  

What percentage of your total enrollment received assistance in each of the following categories?

Undergrad Graduate/Professional Fall Semester 2008 2009
Loans Undergraduate Total Enrl  11,047  11,294  
With Loans  7,819  7,809  
% of Undergrd. Enl 70.8% 69.1%  
Graduate Total Enrl  1,861  1,786  
With Loans  796  705  
% of Graduate Enl 42.8% 39.5%  
Work Study Undergraduate Total Enrl  11,047  11,294  
With Work Study  595  575  
% of Undergrd. Enl 5.4% 5.1%  
Graduate Total Enrl  1,861  1,786  
With Work Study  42  36  
% of Graduate Enl 2.3% 2.0%  
Scholarships/Grants Undergraduate Total Enrl  11,047  11,294  
With Grants  3,351  3,584  
% of Undergrd. Enl 30.3% 31.7%  
Graduate Total Enrl  1,861  1,786  
With Grants  401  201  
% of Graduate Enl 21.5% 11.3%  
Academic Based Merit Based Undergraduate Total Enrl  11,047  11,294  
With Scholarships  4,712  4,676  
% of Undergrd. Enl 42.7% 41.4%  
Graduate Total Enrl  1,861  1,786  
With Scholarships  905  584  
% of Graduate Enl 48.6% 32.7%  

C. 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
Fall Semester 2008 2009
Undergraduate
Resident Institutional Dollars  8,709,061  9,703,150  
Fall Semester 2008 2009  
Resident Total Enrollment  10,185  10,469  
Full tuition & fees $6,376 $6,636  
Income if paying full rate $64,939,560 $69,472,284  
TDR 11.8% 12.3%  
Non-Resident Institutional Dollars $4,295,376 $3,942,913  
Non-Resident Enrollment 862 825  
Full tuition & fees $14,596 $14,900  
Income if paying full rate $12,581,752 $12,292,500  
** Institutional Aid includes Foundation dollars TDR 25.5% 24.3%  
Used head count not FTE Graduate
Resident Institutional Dollars $1,687,131 $1,142,809  
Resident Total Enrollment 1377 1427  
Full tuition & fees $7,298 $7,596  
Income if paying full rate $10,049,346 $10,839,492  
TDR 14.4% 9.5%  
Non-Resident Institutional Dollars $962,000 $890,110  
Non-Resident Enrollment 484 359  
Full tuition & fees $15,726 $16,052  
Income if paying full rate $7,611,384 $5,762,668  
TDR 11.2% 13.4%  
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4. Student Retention and Program Productivity

A. 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.

Year 2007 2008 2009
Number Entering (NE)  1,922  1,976  1,913  
Number Returning (NR)  1,608  1,627    
NR/NE as A Percentage 83.70% 82.30%    
Year 2007 2008 2009
Total Number Entering (NE) 1922 1976 1913
Total Number Returning 1608 1627  
NR/NE as percent 83.70% 82.30%  
Year 2007 2008 2009
American Indian Number Entering (NE) 10 3  
American Indian Number Returning 6 2  
American Indian NR/NE as percent 60.00% 66.67%  
African Americian Number Entering (NE) 50 69  
African American Number Returning 42 57  
African American NR/NE as percent 84.00% 82.61%  
Asian American Number Entering (NE) 18 27  
Asian American Number Returning 12 25  
Asian American NR/NE as percent 66.67% 92.59%  
Hispanic Number Entering 32 30  
Hispanic Number Returning 27 21  
Hispanic NR/NE as percent 84.38% 70.00%  
White, Non-Hispanic Number Entering (NE) 1767 1808  
White, Non-Hispanic Number Returning 1490 1490  
White, Non-Hispanic NR/NE as percent 84.32% 82.41%  
Non-Resident Alien Number Entering 3 8  
Non-Resident Alien Number Returning 2 8  
Non-Resident Alien NR/NE as Percent 66.67% 100.00%  

B. How many students earned graduate or professional degrees during the past year, and what was the distribution by race/ethnicity per IPEDS categories?

Number of Students Who Earned Graduate or Professional Degrees 2008-09
2008-09
Grand Total 483
White Non-Hispanic Total 355
Black Non-Hispanic  Total 14
Hispanic Total 9
Asian or Pacific Islander Total 6
American Indian or Alaska Native Total 0
Race/Ethnicity Unknown Total 26
Nonresident Alien Total 73
Native Hawaiian /Pacific Isl Total 0
Two or More Races Total 0

C. Report the number of graduates in the previous academic year by college/program in keeping with the following codes.  Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)

Year 2008 2009
Agriculture/Natural Resources (1, 3) 0 0
   
Architecture/Engineering/Engineering Technology (4, 14, 15) [Industiral Technology] 68  



Biological & Physical Science (26, 40, 41) [Biology,Chemistry, Earth Science,Physics] 152 186
   
Business (52) [Accounting,Finance,Management, Marketing] 549 594
   
Communications/Communication Technology/Fine Arts (9, 10, 50) [Communication Studies, Art,Theatre,Music] 173 177
   
Education/Library Science (13, 21, 25) [Curriculum & Instruction, Ed Leadership, Ed Psychology,Speical Ed] 806 770
   
Humanities/Interdisciplinary (5, 16, 23, 24, 30, 38, 39, 54) [Modern Languages, English Lanuguage, Philosophy & World Religion,History] 326 322
   
Health (51) [Communication Sciences] 0 0
   
Law (22) 0 0
   
Mathematics/Computer Science (11, 27) [Computer Science, Mathematics] 61 61
   
Military Technology/Protective Services (29, 43) 0 0
   
Personal Services/Consumer Services/Fitness (12, 19, 31) [Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies, Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services] 318 320
   
Psychology/Social Sciences & Services (42, 44, 45) [Psychology, Social Work, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminiology] 267 250
   
Trades/Production/Transportation Health (46, 47, 48, 49) 0 0

D. List, by discipline and by name of test, the separate pass rates of undergraduate, and graduate/professional students sitting for licensure examinations as appropriate.

2008 2009
a.  Elementary Education Praxis II 100% 100%
   
b.  Graduate Counseling Conselor Preparation 100% 100%
 Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)    
c.  Menth Health Counselors National Couselor Examination   99%
(NCE)    
d.  School counseling student Professional Service License as K-12   No exam required
School Counselor    
e.  Account Certified Public Accountant (CPA)   57%
   
f.  Business Certified Global Business   82%
Professional    
g.  Finance Chartered Financial Analysts   62%
   
h.  Communication Sciences and Disorders American Speech-Language and 100% 93%
Hearing Association (ASHA)    
i. Psychology Praxis 100% 100%
j. Others
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5. Faculty Demography

A. Indicate the headcount of faculty in the full-time and part-time categories according to highest degree earned.

Year 2008 2009
Degree Level Full-time Part-time Full-Time 639 632  
Part-Time 217 178  
Doctorate Full-Time 447 457  
Part-Time 58 50  
First Professional Full-Time 0 0  
Part-Time 0 0  
Master’s Full-Time 157 149  
Part-Time 122 107  
Bachelor’s Full-Time 30 26  
Part-Time 30 17  
Associate’s Full-Time 0 0  
Part-Time 0 0  
None Full-Time 5 0  
Part-Time 7 4  

B. Indicate the headcount of faculty in the full-time and part-time categories according to each of the following breakdowns.

Race/Ethnicity (using the standard IPEDS categories)  Total 856 810  
Nonresident alien      
Hispanic/Latino 14 16  
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 1  
Asian 48 47  
Black or African American 18 20  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander   1  
White 771 716  
Two or more races 1 9  
Race and ethnicity unknown      
Gender Total 856 810  
Male 457 431  
Female 399 379  
Rank Total 856 810  
Professors 193 204  
Associate Professors 223 221  
Assistant Professors 135 127  
Instructors 305 258  

C. Report the number of faculty by college/program (full-time and part-time together) in keeping with the following (CIP) Classification of Instructional Programs.

Year 2008 2009
Agriculture/Natural Resources (1, 3)    
   
Architecture/Engineering/Engineering Technology (4, 14, 15) 68 71
   
Biological & Physical Science (26, 40, 41)  [Biology,Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics] 152 186
   
Business (52)  [Accounting,Finance,Management, Marketing] 549 594
   
Communications/Communication Technology/Fine Arts (9, 10, 50)  [Communication Studies, Art,Theatre,Music] 173 177
   
Education/Library Science (13, 21, 25) 806 770
   
Health (51)    
   
Humanities/Interdisciplinary (5, 16, 23, 24, 30, 38, 39, 54) 323 319
   
Law (22)    
   
Mathematics/Computer Science (11, 27) 61 61
   
Military Technology/Protective Services (29, 43)    
   
Personal Services/Consumer Services/Fitness (12, 19, 31) 318 320
   
Psychology/Social Sciences & Services (42, 44, 45) 267 250
   
Trades/Production/Transportation Health (46, 47, 48, 49)    
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6. Availability of Instructional Resources and Information Technology

A. 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.

Year 2008 2009
Student Computer Centers 484 496
Residence 5467 5945
1-Network connections in Computing labs within the Colleges   2500
2- Network Connections in Student Computing Centers   500
Usage of Educational Technology StudioIT rooms    
3- Number of students attending workshops offered by Ed Tech 555 793
4- Number of students using StudioIT rooms resulting from    
 faculty scheduling a course meeting in one of the rooms   6883
Student Computer Centers - http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/
1- numbers came from Network Services
2- numbers came from Network Services
6. A. Student Computer Centers - (continued)
3- students register for the workshops and attendance is taken
4- faculty must schedule a course meeting and indicate number of students
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7. Financial Data

Please provide the following information for the past two completed fiscal years.

A. Actual Unrestricted Revenues

Fiscal Year Ending 2008 2009
Tuition and Fees  72,069,070  76,053,229  
State/Local Appropriations (if applicable)  93,866,678  100,803,526  
Denominational Income (if applicable)  -  -  
Investment and Annuity Income  2,111,641  788,149  
Contributions  -  -  
Auxiliary  50,176,930  54,859,014  
Other  7,937,006  6,569,465  
Total  226,161,325  239,073,383  

B. Actual Unrestricted Expense

Instructional/Departmental/Library  69,672,532  72,583,341  
Research  595,821  588,118  
Public Service  8,633,165  12,624,307  
Academic Support  21,309,038  21,761,023  
Student Services  6,355,477  6,659,101  
Institutional Support  20,230,830  29,348,125  
Operation and Maintenance of Plant  17,401,087  18,120,715  
Scholarships and fellowships  9,851,067  10,541,013  
Administration      
Fundraising      
Auxiliary enterprises  49,043,443  50,077,862  
Other      
Total  203,092,460  222,303,604  

C. 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?

     
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