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Comprehensive Universities (CUs)

Focused primarily on teaching undergraduates, award few or no doctoral degrees, and have smaller amounts of research expenditures. Basic Carnegie Classification of Master's Universities (Medium or Larger). Includes UTB, UTPA, UTPB, and UTT.

Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP)

Developed by The University of Texas System to expand the admission options available to students interested in enrolling at UT Austin. CAP students begin as freshmen at another UT System university and may transfer to UT Austin to complete their studies if they successfully complete program requirements. Related: Graduation Rates.

CAP Students

The Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) was developed by The University of Texas System to expand the admission options available to students interested in enrolling at UT Austin. CAP students begin as freshmen at another UT System university and may transfer to UT Austin to complete their studies if they successfully complete program requirements. CAP students were not systematically identified by all campuses as degree-seeking, and, therefore, may not be included in the institution's cohort.

Cohort

A group of students. In this dashboard, it refers to an entering class of students, which are first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)

CIP codes are used to identify degree and certificate programs, courses, and declared majors on the reports and inventories of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). CIP was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Click Here for more information from the NCES.