Montana State University

Office of Planning and Analysis

Student FTE by Level and Term

The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students attending during any given term is calculation, not an actual count of students. One FTE undergraduate student is defined as 15 student credit hours, and one FTE graduate student is 12 credit hours. Thus, for any given term, the total number of student credit hours generated by undergraduate courses is divided by 15, and the number of student credit hours generated by graduate courses is divided by 12. The FTE for the fiscal year (FYFTE) is calculated by summing the FTE figures for all three terms and dividing by two.

The table below presents FTE calculations by term and by fiscal year for students grouped according to level.

Year
Summer
Fall
Spring
FYFTE
Under Grad Total Under Grad Total Under Grad Total Under Grad Total
FY10 832.87 299.83 1132.70 9727.80 898.33 10626.13 9133.47 854.58 9988.05 9847.07 1026.37 10873.44
FY09 808.60 292.17 1100.77 9508.40 824.17 10332.57 8803.40 778.83 9582.23 9560.20 947.59 10507.79
FY08 805.40 261.75 1067.15 9494.40 798.33 10292.73 8802.20 771.92 9574.12 9551.00 916.00 10467.00
FY07 769.73 238.42 1008.15 9688.60 753.42 10442.02 8857.40 731.75 9589.15 9657.87 861.79 10519.66
FY06 720.07 263.25 983.32 9822.87 791.91 10614.78 8943.20 743.25 9686.45 9743.17 899.41 10642.29
FY05 727.07 247.25 974.32 9674.40 782.75 10457.15 8869.60 754.08 9623.68 9635.54 892.04 10527.58
FY04 766.73 278.33 1045.06 9827.37 755.66 10583.03 8963.42 739.25 9702.67 9778.77 886.62 10665.39
FY03 868.33 269.75 1138.08 9756.27 738.25 10494.52 8961.73 754.58 9716.32 9793.17 881.29 10674.46
FY02 894.27 241.08 1135.35 9532.67 685.42 10218.08 8843.07 691.33 9534.39 9635.01 808.92 10443.93
FY01 854.53 216.08 1070.62 9521.73 701.92 10223.65 8869.73 659.08 9528.82 9623.00 788.54 10411.54
FY00 840.87 210.83 1051.70 9564.87 688.67 10253.53 8824.73 673.92 9498.65 9615.24 786.71 10401.95
FY99 858.20 206.34 1064.54 9607.86 561.25 10169.11 8935.33 579.83 9515.17 9700.70 673.71 10374.41
FY98 927.00 211.25 1138.25 9513.26 517.58 10003.84 8715.67 533.91 9249.58 9577.97 631.37 10209.34
FY97 935.47 203.66 1139.13 9592.46 541.42 10133.89 8845.13 579.92 9425.05 9686.53 662.50 10349.03
FY96 899.54 210.75 1110.29 9444.34 562.92 10007.26 8820.33 632.25 9452.58 9582.11 702.96 10285.07
FY95 925.53 236.83 1162.37 9158.27 549.67 9707.93 8591.93 582.50 9174.43 9337.87 684.50 10022.37
FY94 858.00 268.33 1126.33 9143.87 538.42 9682.29 8690.94 536.08 9227.02 9346.41 671.42 10017.83
FY93 960.13 261.92 1222.05 9011.00 480.00 9491.00 8646.40 532.25 9178.65 9308.77 637.09 9945.86
FY92 1010.00 342.67 1352.67 8557.00 495.17 9052.17 8548.73 508.00 9056.73 8889.53 615.81 9505.34