The Book of Trends (BOT) 2012 represents the continuing commitment of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis (IRA) to present updated information about Cleveland State University (CSU). A variety of tables and charts provide trend information over a five-year period as well as some key attributes and characteristics of the University for the most recently completed academic year.
The purpose of this publication is to provide readers with frequently requested statistical information used in planning, reporting, and assessment. In order to serve the campus community more effectively, we welcome suggestions and comments.
1. The student information presented in the Book of Trends 2012 is based on the End of Semester files used for Ohio Board of Regents (OBOR) reports unless specifically noted from a different data source.
2. Students exclusively enrolled in English as a Second Language, Study Abroad or other zero credit hour courses are included in the Book of Trends for years 2006-11.
3. Based on feedback received from the campus community, we have removed Table 5.1 in last year’s BOT as it was judged to be misleading. Though not included in the Book of Trends, if required, this table is still available upon request.
4. Tables 5.6c & 5.6d in last year’s BOT, which represented New Masters and Doctoral cohorts, have been removed after discussions with the College of Graduate Studies.
5. The various Deans’ offices provided IRA with a set of grant/highlight information used to produce Table 4.13. IRA limited these selections in order to meet space requirements. This table is not intended to be a comprehensive listing, but merely to reflect some of the interesting activities of our faculty, staff and students.
6. Each year we attempt to provide comparative data to other colleges and universities in Ohio. These comparisons are typically centered on information available from the Ohio Board of Regents’ Higher Education Information System (HEI) http://regents.ohio.gov/hei/index.php. At the time of publication a few of the tables normally presented here were not available due to some schools updating prior years’ data, or changes to the HEI system. Please be aware that the HEI tables presented in this year’s book represent various states of completion:
7. Though this change was highlighted in chapter 3, we feel it bears repeating here: For this year’s Book of Trends we have made an adjustment in how we group students within a given department (tables 3.1 through 3.11a). Students with multiple majors are now reported in each major. Tables 3.1 through 3.11a show the number of declared majors within a given department and school, not the number of students. We were only able to apply this new method to Fall 2010 and Fall 2011 enrollment numbers; therefore numbers using the old method are reported from 2007, 2008, and 2009. The rest of the tables in chapter 3 are at the school level and do follow the old rubric of selecting students based on their primary major, as determined by state reporting rules. As such, these tables do represent headcounts.
Please direct questions and/or suggestions to 216-687-4700. The entire Book of Trends series is available online on the IRA website (http://www.csuohio.edu/iraa/bot/bookoftrends.html).
We encourage you to reference the web version of the Book of Trends because we can easily make changes/updates if necessary. By the same token, if a URL is provided in the book such as the ones linked to Research Centers & Institutes, the Ohio Board of Regents, etc., we encourage you to refer to the linked site for the most up-to-date information.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the campus community as well as our graduate assistants for their support and contributions to this publication.
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