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Time to Degree Definitions

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Time to Degree

Originally developed to help institutions meet the requirements of House Bill 1172 of the 79th Texas Legislature (repealed by the 82nd Legislature, SB 5, effective September 1, 2011), the timely graduation data reports provide time-to-degree information by program, semester credit hours attempted, and semester.

Student / Advisor Ratio Definitions

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Undergraduates per Professional Academic Advisor

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Professional Academic Advisors
Advisers in the colleges and schools assist students in understanding the requirements necessary to complete their chosen major, inform them about appropriate course sequences and course content, and provide information about graduate school and career opportunities.

Student / Faculty Ratio Definitions

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Student / Faculty Ratio: FTE Students per FTE Faculty

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Total FTE students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total FTE instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The ratio of FTE Students to FTE Faculty compared to baseline and aspirational peer groups (fall, IPEDS).

Research Expenditures per FTE Definitions

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Research Expenditures per Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Tenured/Tenure-Track (T/TT) Faculty

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Research

Research is systematic study directed toward fuller scientific knowledge or use of knowledge directed toward the production of useful materials, devices, systems or methods including design and development of prototypes and processes.

Research Expenditures Definitions

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Research Expenditures

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Research

Research is systematic study directed toward fuller scientific knowledge or use of knowledge directed toward the production of useful materials, devices, systems or methods including design and development of prototypes and processes.

Research expenditures

Tuition IPEDS Definitions

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Published Price

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Full-time, first-time undergraduate students. A student, attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level, who is enrolled for 12 or more semester credit hours in a 4-or 5-year bachelor’s or associate’s degree program. Also referred to as “beginning undergraduates.”

Patient Care Net Revenue Definitions

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Patient Care Net Revenue

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Net Revenues from State-Owned Hospitals

Revenues (net of discounts, allowances, uncompensated care, and bad debt expense) generated from the institution's daily patient care, special or other services, as well as revenues from health clinics that are part of a hospital.

Licensure Exam Pass Rates Definitions

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Licensure Exam Pass Rates

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For academic institutions, pass rates represent the percentage of initial test takers who pass all parts of licensure exams either before graduation from the program or within the twelve months immediately following graduation from the program.