Common Institutional Research Terms

   Term                            Definition
AAUP American Association of University Professors
AIR Association for Institutional Research
AJCU Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
AY (Academic Year) Two full semesters, starting in the fall and continuing into the spring
CDS Common Data Set
CIC Council of Independent Colleges
CIP Classification of Instructional Programs
CIRP Cooperative Institutional Research Program
CUPA College and University Professional Association
FTE Full-Time Equivalency
FTEE Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment
FTEF Full-Time Equivalent Faculty
HEDS Higher Education Data Sharing
HERI Higher Education Research Institute
IPEDS Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
IR Institutional Research
MIGRATION The geographical origin of the student
NACUBO National Association of College and University Business Officers
NAICU National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
NEAIR Northeastern Association of Institutional Research
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NRA Non-Resident Alien
NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement
NYSED New York State Education Department
OIR Office of Institutional Research
SCUP Society for College and University Planning
SFR Student Faculty Ratio