This Fact Book is organized so that each data section has its own mini-glossary. Rather than a list of definitions, these contain a narrative explanation of commonly used terms, links to external reporting definitions, timing information (e.g., when data are extracted and reported), etc.
Note that the Common Data Set has its own glossary.
Here are some quick links to these subject-specific terms.
Faculty and Staff
Graduation and Retention Rates
Tuition and Financial Aid
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