Information provided in this section has been selected primarily because it relates to enrollment and retention. The summary sheet entitled "Student Body Information" provides a brief profile of each successive freshman class as well as certain demographic information regarding the student body as a whole. The map of Minnesota shows the distribution of Minnesota students within the student body. Changes in high school ranks and ACT scores over the past five years are shown. Included are a table and charts showing study abroad activity of UMM students.

The five-year summaries of headcount, FYE enrollment, and student-of-color enrollment show not only data for UMM but for the University system as a whole and are the official figures provided by the central administration. Fall term headcount enrollment uses the standard definition: students registered for one or more credits at the end of the second week of the fall term. Full-year equivalent (FYE) enrollments are determined by dividing the total student credit hours by the full-time credit enrollment for one year and are compiled at the end of the academic year. It should be noted that credit and non-credit enrollments for Continuing Education and Summer Session classes are not included. The charts related to enrollment show fall term headcounts at UMM since it opened in 1960 and the close relationship between headcount and FYE enrollment. Through 2002-03, data showing the numbers of students from other states is based on the high schools from which they graduated; beginning with 2003-04, the home location of students at the time of application is used.

A locally developed enrollment projection is shown for 2005 through 2008. It is based on the current enrollment management model being used at UMM which depends primarily on target numbers of entering freshmen and recent retention patterns. A chart shows cohort retention and graduation rates for UMM freshmen who remained at UMM and, in addition, those who transferred to any other college within the University of Minnesota system.

Data on postbaccalaureate training and entry-level occupations of the graduates is reported from a 1999 follow-up study of all graduating classes from 1964 through 1998. Graduates of the 1990's were followed up only one year after graduation.

The tables provided show only a small amount of the profile, enrollment, demographic, aptitude, student demand, grade, and follow-up information available on the UMM student body. In many instances, considerable data is available with University-wide, state, and national comparisons as well. Contact the UMM Institutional Research Office for more information.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Copyright 2005 University of Minnesota, Morris
Last Modified October 18, 2005
Page URL:

To UMM Institutional Data Book Homepage
To Next Page

Please e-mail questions or comments to: