The tables and charts in this section pertain to
student enrollment at Miami University.
Because the fall semester of each year usually represents
the peak enrollment, most enrollment reporting is
done for the fall semester. Enrollment information
is captured and a "snapshot" created at separate
times during each semester: on the 15th day of the
semester, on October 15th, and 30 days after the end of the semester.
This ensures consistent reporting, as enrollment numbers
may fluctuate slightly due to changes in the Banner
day of the semester is generally considered
the earliest point of the semester at which enrollment
is "stable,"as it represents the end of the drop/add period.
Enrollment data reported
to the Ohio Board of Regents is based primarily on the 15th day of the semester, but also includes enrollments from non-standard course enrollments (i.e., courses that do not run for a full term).
October 15th data is used for IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) reporting of fall enrollments to the federal government. The Office of Instutitonal Research also typically uses October 15th data when providing enrollment data to the publishers of college guidebooks (e.g., Peterson's Four-Year Colleges guidebook and U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges issue).
Miami University reports data for three campuses:
the main campus in Oxford and regional campuses in
Hamilton and Middletown. Students attending the Dolibois
Center in Luxembourg and the Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester are counted with the Oxford campus.
Student campus is determined by the primary campus
indicator on the Banner system. Students may take
courses on campuses other than their primary campus.
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