Montana State University

Office of Planning and Analysis

Bluebook of Student Trends

Facts and Stats


Reports Available

Money
Year End Revenue by Object
Year End Expenditures by Object
Year End Expenditures by Department
Year End Expenditures by Program
Instruction Expenditures per Student FTE by Department
Students
By Major & Option, 1991-Current. (Alphabetical)
By Major & Option, 1991-Current.(By College)
By Major & Option, 1991-Current. (By Degree)
Student Demographics by College
AY Student Credit Hours by Department
Student Credit Hours by Term and Subject Field (Registrar's Enrollment Report C, Part A)
FTE by Fee Status and Term
Degrees Awarded Annually by Major
Faculty
AY Faculty, Staff and Student FTE
Student/Faculty Ratios

Calculating FTE Students

FTE students for all units of the Montana University System are calculated using a formula supplied by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. For any given term (quarter or semester), FTE students are calculated by dividing undergraduate student credit hours (UGSCH) by 15, graduate credit hours (GSCH) by 12, and then summing the results. Conversion from the quarter system to the semester system altered the calculation of fiscal year FTE students (FYFTE).

The number of FTE students taught in one fiscal year is known as FYFTE. For fiscal years on the semester system, FYFTE is calculated as

Calculating FTE Students Formula

where 30 SCH is considered to be the credit load equivalent to one full-time undergraduate, and 24 SCH is considered to be the credit load equivalent to one full-time graduate student. The Commissioner approved that, beginning in 99-00, student credit hours for 400-level courses taken by graduate students for graduate credit could be counted as graduate credits rather than upper-division credits and thus calculated as graduate FTE. This calculation adjustment increased MSU's total FTE students by about 20 for fall 2000. In this report, some departments that do not offer graduate-level courses now show a small graduate FTE because graduate students have taken their 400-level courses for graduate credit.

FYFTE on the quarter system is calculated as

Calculating FTE Students Formula

FTE students are not listed in this report for spring semester prior to 91-92, when MSU was on the quarter system.

For 91-92, summer session was considered a quarter, while autumn and spring were semesters. Therefore, FYFTE for 91-92 is calculated as

Calculating FTE Students Formula