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Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar
118 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506–0118

785-532-6254

registrar@k-state.edu

Office Hours:

Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (CST)

Ethnicity Reporting

Fall 1981 – Spring 2008 (SIS or Legacy student system) and Fall 2008 (KSIS Student System)

Cultural heritage (ethnic background) of student as self-reported. Federal and state reporting requires the university to maintain statistics on the ethnic characteristics of KSU students. (6-20-96)

Codes Used:

  • 1 = Caucasian (White; non-Hispanic)
    Persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.
  • 2 = Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)
    Persons having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
  • 3 = Hispanic or Spanish- American or Latin-American
    Persons of Central American, South American, Cuban, Puerto Rican or Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
  • 4 = Asian or Pacific Islander
    Persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent or the Bhutan, Afghanistan and Samoa.
  • 5 = American Indian or Alaskan Native
    Persons having origins in any of the original American Indian peoples of North America, including Eskimos and Aleuts, or who maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.
  • 6 = Mexican or Mexican- American
    Persons of Mexican culture or origin, regardless of race.
  • 7 = Prefer not to respond
    Student does not wish to disclose ethnic background information.
  • 8 = Multi-racial
    Any combination of ethnic backgrounds.
  • 9 = Other
    Other ethnic categories listed do not adequately describe ethnic background; use as default value if not self reported.

Note: A domestic minority can be identified through ethnic status and visa code: Ethnic code = 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and visa code = blank. Resident aliens have a visa code = PR and non-resident aliens have a visa code not equal to PR or blank. In the past non-citizens were coded as R for Resident alien or N for non-resident alien.

Fall 2008 (KSIS Student System)

  • AMERIND = American Indian/Alaska Native
  • ASIAN = Asian
  • BLACK = Black/African American
  • HAWPACI = Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • HISPANIC = Hispanic/Latino
  • MEXAMER = Mexican-American
  • MULTIRAC = Multiracial
  • NOTSPEC = Not Specified/Unknown
  • PREFERNO = Prefer Not to Respond
  • WHITE = White

Fall 2009 - Present (KSIS Student System)

The Office of Management and Budget in 1997 implemented a new set of standards for ethnicity and race classification. In order to comply with the U.S. Department of Education final guidance issued in October 2007 regarding specific changes to the collection and recording of student race and ethnicity for postsecondary education institutions, Kansas State University surveyed each student using a new two-question format. Both new and continuing students were surveyed starting with the Fall 2009 enrollment.

Collection and reporting of Ethnicity Data AND Citizenship is = USA

  • If question one is answered 'Yes, I am Hispanic or Latino', the student will be reported as "HISPANIC" regardless of additional race(s) selected in question 2.
  • If question one is answered 'No, I am not Hispanic or Latino', and no additional race(s) are selected, the student will be reported as if there is no ethnicity information in KSIS and the student is presented with a blank survey and they choose not to select any values, the student will be reported as "NOTSPEC" (Not Specified)
  • If there is no ethnicity information in KSIS and the student is presented with a blank survey and they choose not so select any values, the student will be reported as "NOTSPEC" (Not Specified)
  • If question one is answered 'No, I am not Hispanic or Latino', and one race is selected in question 2, the student will be reported as the selected race:
    • AMERIND = American Indian or Alaska Native
    • ASIAN = Asian
    • BLACK = Black or African American
    • HAWPACI = Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • WHITE = White
  • If question one is answered 'No, I am not Hispanic or Latino', and more than one race is selected in question 2, the student will be reported as "MULTIRAC" (Multiracial)

Collection and reporting of Ethnicity Data AND Citizenship is <> USA

The ethnicity information as outlined above will be collected, but the student will be reported as INTERNATIONAL.

Additional fields have been added to the MASTER and GRADUATION snapshot to collect additional information for students reported as HISPANIC or MULTIRAC:

  • AMERIND
  • ASIAN
  • BLACK
  • HAWPACI
  • WHITE