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VARIABLE NAME: STULVL

DESCRIPTOR: Student Level

DEFINITION: The class level and degree status of a student which reflects his or her progress toward a degree or certificate.

VALUES:

01 = First Year (Freshman 0-29 credit hours earned)

02 = Second Year (Sophomore 30-59 credit hours earned)

03 = Third Year (Junior 60-89 credit hours earned)

04 = Fourth Year & Beyond (Senior 90 credit hours earned and above)

05 = Unclassified Undergraduate (not seeking a degree)

06 = First Professional

07 = Graduate I (Masters)

08 = Graduate II (Doctoral)

09 = Unclassified Graduate (not seeking a degree)

10 = Residents and Interns (no longer valid as of 2-01-94)


FIELD ATTRIBUTE: A2

NOTES:

Student Level is determined by CLASS for undergraduate students, and by SCHOOL and DEGREE for first professional and graduate students.

The following correlation applies to the Registration Status and the Student Level data elements:

If REGSTAT = 1, STULVL must = 01 or 02

If REGSTAT = 2, STULVL must = 07, 08, or 09

If REGSTAT = 3, STULVL must = 06

If REGSTAT = 7 or 8, STULVL must = 05 or 09

If REGSTAT = 9, STULVL must = 05


The following correlation applies to the Student Level and the Undergraduate Degree (UGDEG) data elements:

If STULVL = 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, or 06, UGDEG must = 5 or 6

If STULVL = 07, 08, or 09, UGDEG must = 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6


The following correlation applies to the Student Level and the Degree Level data elements:

If DEGLEV = 01, 02, 03, or 04, STULVL must be 01, 02, 03, or 04

If DEGLEV = 06, STULVL must be 01, 02, 03, or 04

If DEGLEV = 07, STULVL must be 07

If DEGLEV = 08, STULVL must be 06

If DEGLEV = 09, STULVL must be 07

If DEGLEV = 10, STULVL must be 07

If DEGLEV = 11, STULVL must be 07

If DEGLEV = 12, STULVL must be 08

If DEGLEV = 14, STULVL must be 05 or 09


  • First Year (Freshman): An entering freshman who has never attended any college. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school) OR admitted under an alternative admission program (Provisional).

  • Second Year (Sophomore): A student who has completed the equivalent of one year of full-time undergraduate work, that is, at least 30 semester hours but less than 60 semester hours in a 120 semester hour program.

  • Third Year (Junior): A student who has completed the equivalent of two years of full-time undergraduate work, that is, at least 60 semester hours in a 120 semester hour program.

  • Fourth Year and Beyond (Senior): An undergraduate student who has completed the equivalent of three years of full-time undergraduate work, that is, at least 90 semester hours in a 120 semester hour program.

  • Unclassified Undergraduate: A student taking courses creditable toward a degree or other formal award, who cannot be classified by academic level. For example, this could include a transfer student whose earned credits have not been determined at the time of this report.

  • First Professional: A student enrolled in any of the following degree programs: Pharmacy (D. Pharm.), Medicine (M.D.), Law (L.L.B. or J.D.).

  • Graduate I (Masters): Students enrolled in master's level programs.

  • Graduate II (Doctoral): Students enrolled in doctoral level programs.

  • Unclassified Graduate: A student who has earned a baccalaureate degree and is enrolled in a graduate course at an institution, but who has not yet been granted graduate student status, including students enrolled in post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

SOURCE: CHE Enrollment File

EXAMPLE: To select students enrolled in a master's program, type STULVL='07' in the WHERE statement. To select unclassified students (undergraduate and graduate), type STULVL IN ('05','09') in the WHERE statement.