Military Times: Best for Vets 2019

 

1.1 Enrollment

Q: How many total students — full-time and part-time, graduate and undergraduate — were enrolled in the school? (BFV2020_Q35)
 
A:
In the fall 2017 term:  4,899
In the fall 2018 term: 4,600
Source: IRES/APIR
Census Enrollment Current-Prior Year Comparison by School and Student Levels (Xie, 2019a)
 
Q: For this question, please don't count the same student in more than one category. A student who is currently a member of the National Guard or reserves and also a veteran of the regular active component should be counted only as active duty/reserve.
How many total students — full-time and part-time, graduate and undergraduate — enrolled in the school were…
  • Active duty: Current members of the regular military or Guard/reserve components
  • Veterans: Had previous military experience but were not currently in the military
  • Total: Combine above categories without duplicating students
(BFV2020_Q36)
 
A:
In the fall 2017 term
  • Active duty: 75
  • Veterans who are not on active duty: 198
  • Total: 273 
In the fall 2018 term
  • Active duty: 57
  • Veterans who are not on active duty: 150
  • Total: 207
Source: IRES/APIR, Report_MilitaryStudents_Census.sql
 
Q: How many total students — full-time and part-time, graduate and undergraduate — enrolled in the school were ...
  • Military/veteran spouses
  • Military/veteran children
  • Total: Combine above categories without duplicating students
(BFV2020_Q37)
 
A: In the fall 2017 term
  • Military/veteran spouses: N/A
  • Military/veteran children: N/A
  • Total: 48
In the fall 2018 term
  • Military/veteran spouses: N/A
  • Military/veteran children: N/A
  • Total: 46
Source: IRES/APIR, Report_MilitaryStudents_Census.sql
 
Q: How many total students — full-time and part-time, graduate and undergraduate — enrolled in the school used education benefits for ...
  • Active duty: To include federal or state benefits for military/reserve personnel, such as Defense Department tuition assistance and similar benefits
  • Veterans/Dependents: To include federal or state benefits for veterans and their eligible family members, such as the Post- 9/11 GI Bill and similar benefits
  • Total: Combine above categories without duplicating students
(BFV2020_Q38)
 
A: TBA
2017
  • Active duty:
  • Veterans/Dependents:
  • Total:
2018
  • Active duty:
  • Veterans/Dependents:
  • Total:
 
Q: Of your total active-duty student enrollment, approximately what proportion are undergraduate students and approximately what proportion are graduate students ?
  • 0-20% undergraduate students (81-100% graduate students)
  • 21-40% undergraduate students (61-80% graduate students)
  • 41-60% undergraduate students (41-60% graduate students)
  • 61-80% undergraduate students (21-40% graduate students)
  • 81-100% undergraduate students (0-20% graduate students)
(BFV2020_Q39)
 
A: 21-40% undergraduate students
Fall 2017: 37% (28 UG / 75 Total)
Fall 2018: 32% (18 UG / 57 Total)
Source: IRES/APIR, Report_MilitaryStudents_Census.sql
 
Q: Of your total veteran student enrollment, approximately what proportion are undergraduate students and approximately what proportion are graduate students ?
  • 0-20% undergraduate students (81-100% graduate students)
  • 21-40% undergraduate students (61-80% graduate students)
  • 41-60% undergraduate students (41-60% graduate students)
  • 61-80% undergraduate students (21-40% graduate students)
  • 81-100% undergraduate students (0-20% graduate students)
(BFV2020_Q40)
 
A: 21-40% undergraduate students
Fall 2017: 38% (96 UG / 250 Total)
Fall 2018: 35% (66 UG / 186 Total)
Source: IRES/APIR, Report_MilitaryStudents_Census.sql
 
Q: Some schools that do not follow a traditional fall/spring/summer semester schedule feel that fall enrollment figures do not present an accurate picture of their student enrollments and prefer to use 12-month unduplicated head counts. Upon request, we may consider using 12-month unduplicated head count data instead of fall enrollment data.
Does your institution not follow a traditional semester schedule, and would you like to re-enter the same data in the above questions based on a 12-month unduplicated head count instead of the fall term enrollment?
  • No, we do not need to re-enter the previous data based on 12-month unduplicated head counts
  • Yes, we would like to re-enter the previous data based on 12-month unduplicated head counts
(BFV2020_Q41)
A: Not Applicable

1.2 Outcomes

Q: What was your school’s course completion rate — calculated by dividing credit hours earned by credit hours attempted — for the following fall terms?
Please base your answers on your institution's standard for granting credit.
Your answers to this question must be percentages, entered in numerals. The system will not recognize words entered here. If you do not have separate data for students with military ties, please leave that part blank.
(BFV2020_Q55)
 
A:
In the fall 2017 term
The entire student population: 97%
Students with military ties: 93%
In the fall 2018 term
The entire student population: 97%
Students with military ties: 95%
Source: IRES/APIR, Report_MilitaryStudents_Census.sql
 
Q: What was your school’s average unweighted GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the following academic years? Your answers to this question must be numerals. The system will not recognize words entered here. If you do not have separate data for students with military ties, please leave that part blank.
(BFV2020_Q56)
 
A:
Fall 2017
  • The entire student population: 3.44
  • Students with military ties: 3.47
Fall 2018
  • The entire student population: 3.47
  • Students with military ties: 3.50
Source: IRES/APIR, Report_MilitaryStudents_Census.sql
 
Q: With regard to the entire student population, what was your school’s persistence rate — calculated by taking the number of students who return to the school in a given semester after being enrolled the previous fall semester, and dividing that by the total number of students who were enrolled that previous fall semester — for the following terms?
Your answers to this question must be percentages, entered in numerals. The system will not recognize words entered here. Please leave blank any part or parts of this question for which you do not have the requested data.
Please note that the persistence rate is different from the retention rate. The retention rate is a measure of the rate at which students who are new to your school (freshmen or transfer students new to your school) return for subsequent semesters. The persistence rate is a measure of the rate at which all students return for subsequent semesters, whether or not they are new to your school. Please answer this question with regards to all students and not just those who are new to your school.
Students who don't return to school because they graduated should count as persisting, just as students returning to school.
If your school uses a nontraditional or accelerated academic calendar, please answer this question with regard to the most analogous academic periods.
(BFV2020_Q57)
 
A:        
 
Fall 2016 to spring 2017
Fall 2016 to fall 2017
Fall 2017 to spring 2018
Fall 2017 to fall 2018
The entire full-time student population
96%
91%
96%
89%
Full-time students with military ties
96%
91%
93%
90%
The entire part-time student population
91%
81%
90%
77%
Part-time students with military ties
92%
83%
88%
75%
Source: IRES/APIR, Report_MilitaryStudents_Census.sql
 
Q: What were your school's two most recent retention rates — calculated by taking the number of students who returned for the fall semester after beginning at your school during the previous year's fall semester, and dividing it by the total number of students who started at your school during the previous year's fall semester — for students with military ties?
Your answers to this question must be percentages, entered with numerals.
Please note that the retention rate is different from the persistence rate. The retention rate is a measure of the rate at which students who are new to your school (freshmen or transfer students new to your school) return for subsequent semesters. The persistence rate is a measure of the rate at which all students return for subsequent semesters, whether or not they are new to your school. Please answer this question with regards just to students who are new to your school. If your school uses a nontraditional or accelerated academic calendar, please answer this question with regard to the most analogous academic periods.
(BFV2020_Q59)
 
A: Small cohorts. Recommend use two-year average instead of single-year data.
 
 
Fall 2016 to fall 2017
Fall 2017 to fall 2018
Two-Year Average
Full-time students with military ties
91%
67%
78%
Part-time students with military ties
63%
80%
69%
Source: IRES/APIR, Report_MilitaryStudents_Census.sql
 
Q. What were your school's two most recent graduation rates — calculated by taking the number of students who earned their degrees within 150 percent of the expected completion time (for example, 150 percent of the expected completion time for a typical, four-year bachelor's degree would be six years) and dividing it by the number of students who began pursuing a degree with that cohort — for students with military ties?
Your answers to this question must be percentages, entered with numerals.
(BFV2020_Q60)
 
A:
  • 2017 graduation rate, Fall 2011 entering full-time cohort, N/A due to small cohort size
  • 2018 graduation rate, Fall 2012 entering full-time cohort, 83%
Source: IRES/APIR, Report_MilitaryStudents_Census.sql

1.3 Quality

Q: Your answers to this question must be percentages, containing only numerals.
About what percentage of your school's courses had class sizes of
(BFV2020_Q62)
 
A:
In the fall 2017 term
Fewer than 20 students: 72%
50 students or more: 0%
In the fall 2018 term
Fewer than 20 students: 73%
50 students or more: 0%
Source: Course Trend by Department and Academic Year (Xie, 2019b)
 
2017 FA
Class Type
Class Size Groups
Student Seats
Sections
% Sections
Class Sections
2-9
                 1,258
          242
25%
 
10-19
                 6,233
          472
48%
 
20-29
                 4,874
          221
22%
 
30-39
                 1,024
            31
3%
 
40-49
                   620
            14
1%
 
50-59
                   156
              3
0%
 
70-99
                      93
              1
0%
 
100-
                    319
              3
0%
 
2018 FA
Class Type
Class Size Groups
Student Seats
Sections
% Sections
Class Sections
2-9
                 1,516
          262
29%
 
10-19
                 5,900
          410
45%
 
20-29
                 4,353
          186
20%
 
30-39
                 1,298
            40
4%
 
40-49
                    506
            12
1%
 
50-59
                      49
              1
0%
 
60-69
                    117
              2
0%
 
70-99
                      77
              1
0%
 
Q: Are you a member of the Association of American Universities? (BFV2020_Q66)
A: No

1.4 Cost and Affordability

Q. What was the school's average cost per credit hour for undergraduate classes taken at a part-time rate? Your answer should reflect the cost before DoD TA benefits are applied.
Your answer must be a numeral.
  • For undergraduate students using TA in the 2018-19 school year
  • Overall for undergraduate students in the 2018-19 school year
(BFV2020_Q69)
 
A: Varies by program: $692 to $1,537
CAS UG: 1537
SB UG: 692
Source: University of Redlands Catalog 2018-2019 (University of Redlands, 2018)
 
Q. What was the school's average cost per credit hour for graduate classes taken at a part-time rate? Your answer should reflect the cost before DoD TA benefits are applied.
  • For graduate students using TA in the 2018-19 school year
  • Overall for graduate students in the 2018-19 school year
(BFV2020_Q72)
 
A: Varies by program: $730 to 1,136
CAS GR Music: 1069
CAS GR Communicative Disorders: 1069
CAS GR GIS: 1136
SB GR: 847
SE GR: 730
Source: University of Redlands Catalog 2018-2019 (University of Redlands, 2018)
 
Q. What was the school's average cost for tuition and fees per academic year for undergraduate classes? Please calculate this amount the same way that the school calculates tuition and fees for the Education Department. Your answer should reflect the cost before VA Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are applied. Your answer must be a numeral.
  • For undergraduate students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill in the 2018-19 school year
  • Overall for undergraduate students in the 2018-19 school year
(BFV2020_Q80)
 
A: $49,154
Source: University of Redlands Catalog 2018-2019 (University of Redlands, 2018)
 
Q. What was the school's average cost per academic year for graduate classes?
Please calculate this amount the same way that the school calculates tuition and fees for the Education Department. Your answer should reflect the cost before VA Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are applied.
  • For graduate students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill in the 2018-19 school year
  • Overall for graduate students in the 2018-19 school year
(BFV2020_Q83)
 
A: Varies by program. See tuition per credit.
1.1     Employees
 
Q: How many employees — including administrators, faculty and nonteaching staff — at your school are there in total?
 
A: 1,016
Source: University of Redlands Fact Book 2019 (University of Redlands, 2019, p. 49)
 
Q: For this question, please don't count the same employee in more than one category. An employee who is currently a member of the National Guard or reserves and also a veteran of the regular active component should be counted only as active duty/reserve. Similarly, someone who is either active duty or veteran and also a military spouse should be counted among the active duty/veteran population and not as a military spouse.
If you do not know all of this information, answer the parts of this question you can and leave the rest blank. Your answers must be numerals.
How many employees — including administrators, faculty and nonteaching staff — at your school are ...
  • Active duty/reserve: Current members of the regular military or Guard/reserve components
  • Veterans: Had previous military experience but are not currently in the military
  • Spouses: Married to current service members or veterans Total: Combine above categories without duplicating employees
 
A: Data Not Available

2 References

University of Redlands. (2018). University of Redlands Catalog 2018-2019. Retrieved from https://www.redlands.edu/globalassets/depts/registrar/catalogs/documents/downloadable-catalog-2018-2019/urcatalog-2018-2019-.pdf.pdf
University of Redlands. (2019). University of Redlands Fact Book 2019. Retrieved August 1, 2019, from
https://tinyurl.com/y5vtj2pa
Xie, Y. (2019a). Census Enrollment Current-Prior Year Comparison by School and Student Levels. Retrieved from
https://tinyurl.com/y39ysehh
Xie, Y. (2019b). Course Trend by Department and Academic Year. Retrieved from
https://tinyurl.com/y5elzw4b