Listing and definitions of frequently used terms.
This component collects data annually (for the prior academic year) on recognized degree completions in postsecondary education programs by level (associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctor's, and first-professional) and on other formal awards by length of program.
The primary purpose of this component is to collect data (as of November 1 of the current academic year) on the number of full-time instructional faculty by rank, gender, and length of contract; total salary outlay; and fringe benefits information and number of full-time instructional faculty covered by these benefits.
This component collects data on the numbers of full- and part-time institutional staff as of November 1 of the current academic year.
This component collects data annually on the number of full- and part-time students enrolled in the fall in postsecondary institutions, by level (undergraduate, first-professional, and graduate) and by race/ethnicity and gender of student.