What is Calculation of FTE students (using fall student headcounts) ?
Calculation of FTE students (using fall student headcounts) meaning The number of FTE students is calculated based on fall student headcounts as reported by the institution on the IPEDS Enrollment (EF) component (Part A). The full-time equivalent (headcount) of the institution’s part-time enrollment is estimated by multiplying the factors noted below times the part-time headcount. These are then added to the full-time enrollment headcounts to obtain an FTE for all students enrolled in the fall. This formula is used to produce an FTE that is used annually in the Digest of Education Statistics. Part-time undergraduate enrollmentPublic 4-year (.403543)Private (not-for-profit and for-profit) 4-year (.392857)Public 2-year and <2-year (.335737)All other institutions (.397058)Part-time graduate enrollmentPublic 4-year (.361702)Private (not-for-profit and for-profit) 4-year (.382059)
reference: IPEDS Data Collectrion System – Glossary