Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Data

Graduation Data

Useful Statistics

SUNY Plattsburgh Full-Time Equivalent (F.T.E.) Data

Calculating F.T.E.'s and A.A.F.T.E.'s

FTE's

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) is a unit of measure utilized to determine the number of full-time equivalent students during a semester. It is calculated as follows:

  1. Divide the sum of the state-fundable student credit hours (SCH) from lower division
    courses by 15 to obtain the lower division (LD) FTE's. Credit hours generated by students classified as Certificate of Advanced Study are excluded.
  2. Divide the sum of state fundable student credit hours (SCH) from upper division courses by 15 to obtain the upper division (UD) FTE's. Credit hours generated by students classified as Certificate of Advanced Study are excluded.
  3. Divide the sum of state fundable student credit hours (SCH) from graduate courses to obtain the graduate FTE. Credit hours generated by students classified as Certificate of Advanced Study are excluded.
  4. Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) FTE's are calculated by equating each full-time CAS student to one FTE and multiplying each part-time CAS student by .75.
  5. The total FTE is the sum of the four values calculated in steps 1-4.

AAFTE's

Annual Average Full-Time Equivalent (AAFTE) is a unit of measure utilized to determine the number of full-time equivalent students during an academic year. To calculate AAFTE, take all of the FTE's generated using steps 1-4 and divide them by 2. (Source: SUNY Student Data File Manual June 2002).

Five Year Summary

This summary includes 10 years (2004-2013) of full-time equivalent (FTE) and annual average full-time equivalent (AAFTE) calculations for SUNY Plattsburgh.

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Contact Information

For more information about Institutional Effectiveness at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Robert Karp
Director
Office Location: 315 Kehoe Building
Phone: (518) 564-4106
Email: karprm@plattsburgh.edu

Erin Campbell 
Research Associate
Office Location: 314 Kehoe Building
Phone: (518) 564-4107
Email: campbeel@plattsburgh.edu