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Course Undergraduate Enrollment Snapshot

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This Tableau workbook provides snapshot data on undergraduates enrolled in the current and prior two terms. Data can be viewed at the section, course, and subject level. All enrollment figures are combined course enrollment.

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Important Notes

Only courses in which at least five undergraduates are enrolled appear in the course-level snapshot.

The subject-level snapshot shows the population of students enrolled in one or more courses associated with that subject.

The data in this workbook include admit type at matriculation, academic level, gender, age group, first generation status, international status, targeted minority status, residency status, majors, full time/part time status, and race/ethnicity.


Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Academic Level

Indicates whether a student is an undergraduate, graduate or professional, or special student. For undergraduates, students are freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior based on accumulated credits, not the duration of time at the University.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Catalog Number

A code associated with a course in the course catalog.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Combined Course Enrollment

The total number of students enrolled for all members of a specific crosslist or meets-with section combination.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Cumulative GPA

The grade point average for all courses completed for an A-F grade at UW-Madison within a career; cumulative grade points divided by cumulative credits taken for GPA.

Academic Planning, Student Record
First Generation Status

An undergraduate is considered a first generation student if they reported on their application for admission that neither of their parents had earned a four-year college degree. All others, including those who did not respond to the question are considered non-first generation.

Student Record

A binary "Male" or "Female" gender, based on what the individual has reported to the University.

Core Person, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Matriculation Admit Type

The admissions status of the student in the academic career matriculation term. For example, FYR/First Year Student (applies to UGRD careers only), NEW/New to career (does not apply to UGRD careers), RAD/Readmitted to career, RET/Re-admitted with transfer work (applies to UGRD careers only), TRF/Transfer (does not apply to Grad and Special students).

Academic Planning, Student Record
New Freshman

A new undergraduate student enrolled in a degree-granting program for the first time. When enrollment occurs in summer, students are still considered new freshman in the subsequent fall.

Student Record
Race/Ethnicity (Federal)

The methodology specified by the federal government for classifying individuals' self-reported race/ethnicity into a single race/ethnicity category. An individual who self-reports as Hispanic ethnicity is classified as Hispanic even if other racial identities are provided. Individuals who do not self-report as Hispanic are classified in their single race category if only one race was provided, or in a "2 or more races" category if more than one race is provided. Student race/ethnicity only applies to domestic (non-international) students.

Employee Record, Student Record
Section Number

This denotes a specific component of a given course in a given term. For example, a course with five sections - one lecture section, two lab sections, and two discussion sections - will have each section identified by a different section number in a given term.

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Any person who is registered for study at UW-Madison for a specified academic period.

Student Record
Student Age Age of a student as of the start of the term. Student Record

A grouping of courses, approved by faculty governance, within related academic areas.

University of Wisconsin - Madison

A period of instruction: Fall, Spring, or Summer.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Transfer Student A student who enrolls at UW-Madison after previously attending another college or university as a degree-seeking student at the same degree level. Student Record
Tuition Residency

The residency status of a student for tuition purposes. Some non-resident students from Minnesota ("Minnesota Compact" students) pay tuition based on a legal agreement between the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Undergraduate Student An enrolled student who is pursuing a degree program that leads to a bachelor's degree. Student Record
Underrepresented Student of Color

A domestic (non-international) student who identifies, alone or in combination with other racial/ethnic categories, as African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino(a), Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or one or more of the following Asian subcategories (Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, or Vietnamese).

Student Record