IPEDS Reporting Methodology
Only first-time freshmen who enrolled full-time (>=12 units) in their first semester as a matriculated student are counted in the cohorts, regardless of their unit loads in subsequent semesters. Those matriculated and enrolled full-time in the summer prior to the fall cohort are counted in the fall cohort. First-time college matriculants who came in with enough college units earned while in high school to start as sophomores or juniors in their first term are defined as first-time freshmen and included in the cohorts. Official degrees conferred files that were submitted to the Chancellor's Office's on specific dates were used, in which degrees that were not posted at the time the files were submitted were reported as being earned in subsequent terms.