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Higher Education Enrollment Data Business Rules

This report includes fall degree-credit enrollment data reported to the NYS Education Department by NYS degree granting Institutions of Higher Education. These data are collected in the IRS Data Exchange (IDEx). Starting with Fall of 2016 multi-campus institutions were required to submit a separate report for each branch campus. Prior to that year data for branch campuses were aggregated up to the main campus. The reporting period for this data is fall enrollment counts as of the institution's official fall reporting date or October 15.

Data are broken out by Public and Private Institutions, Sector (SUNY, CUNY, Independent, and Proprietary), 2-year and 4-year/Grad level, Full-Time and Part-Time status as well as, undergraduates, first-professionals, graduates, all students, and first-time enrollees.

Data are provided at the individual institution level as well as, aggregated up to the County and State level. County data is an aggregate of those institutions which reside in that County. State level is an aggregate of all institutions.

There is one public institution who’s data are included in the Total Institutions, Total 4-Year/Grad Institutions, and Total Public Institution aggregates, at the State and County level, but data are not included in any specific Sector aggregates (SUNY or CUNY).

Students included in these counts are: