GLOSSARY American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment. Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. Associate Degree: An award that normally requires at least 2 but less than 4 years of full-time equivalent college work. Bachelor’s Degree: An award that normally requires at least 4 but not more than 5 years of full-time equivalent college-level work. Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Division: Neumann University’s academic programs are housed under five academic units or divisions: Arts & Sciences, Business & Information Management, Continuing Adult & Professional Studies, Education & Human Services, and Nursing & Health Sciences. Doctor’s Degree: The highest award a student can earn for graduate study. The doctor's degree classification includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy. First-time Freshman: A student who has no prior postsecondary experience attending Neumann University for the first time who is not yet 21 years of age at the beginning of the fall semester begins.at the undergraduate level. It also includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term, and students who entered with college credits earned before graduation from high school. Freshman level: A student who has not yet earned 30 college credits. Full-time Equivalent Student: The full-time equivalent (FTE) of students is a single value providing a meaningful combination of full-time and part-time students. Part-time undergraduate students are a fraction of one full-time student who is taking 12 credit hours in a semester. Part-time graduate students are a fraction of one full-time (graduate) student who is taking 9 credit hours in a semester. Graduation Rate: The total number of students completing their program (matriculating students) within 6 years of starting at Neumann University. Hispanic/Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Junior level: A student who has earned at least 60 college credits, but has not yet earned 90 credits. Liberal Studies Student: A student who has entered Neumann University for the first time in the Division of Continuing Adult & Professional Studies. The student may transfer with or without credit.
Published on Feb 1, 2016