Data Glossary

The following is a list of commonly used terms and acronyms that often appear in Reporting and Analytics data, along with Academic Affairs-related publications. Please contact our office if there are any additional terms that should be included on this list.

Updated July 2019.

The number of students admitted divided by number of students who applied.

APDB reports provide information in support of academic planning and administration. These reports present... Read more about APDB (Academic Planning Database)

Refers to the cumulative GPA for courses taken within the university only.

Denotes all data collected on the campus's census day that has been approved by the Chancellor's Office. These are... Read more about Census data

The date when official enrollment is taken for each campus in the CSU system. It is the close of the fourth week of... Read more about Census day

A cohort is a group of students with similar college experience (First-Time First Years, Undergraduate Transfers,... Read more about Cohort

Refers to students who had enrolled the previous semester and returned for the current term.

... Read more about Continuing students

A number that follows the name of a specific subject (for example, English 101) that indicates the course structure... Read more about Course level

Refers to the overall cumulative GPA a student has earned at the time the degree was awarded.

... Read more about Degree GPA

A coding system which classifies the current enrollment of a student and distinguishes between new, continuing,... Read more about Enrollment status