I know it’s Friday and I should be home but… How does your institution count IPEDS unduplicated headcount data for a given academic year?
Our institution uses: FA15 + WI16 (new, first time and transfer students) = unduplicated headcount.
However, do you count the readmitted students who left on another academic year and returns on the academic year being reported? For example, if a student enrolled FA 13, left on December 2013, and returned WI 16, should that student be counted or not in the 2015-2016 unduplicated headcount? Since this student was counted in FA-13, should he/she be left out of the headcount, even though he/she is enrolled for credits in the current reporting period?
The 2015-2016 glossary indicates that “unduplicated count is the sum of students enrolled for credit with each student counted only once during the reporting period, regardless of when the student enrolled. “ So, does “when the student enrolled” refer to the reporting period?
Thank you for your time.
Prof. Ana Inés Landrón Arana
Oficina de Planificación, Investigación
Institucional y Recursos Externos