Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.49
Liaison Mary Easterling
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pennsylvania State University
PRE-5: Academics and Demographics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Mary Easterling
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
Sustainability Institute
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Number of academic divisions:
14

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent):
88

Number of students enrolled for credit:
46,479

Total number of employees:
16,902

Full-time equivalent student enrollment:
45,798

Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education:
0

Full-time equivalent of employees:
15,265

Number of students resident on-site:
14,180

Number of employees resident on-site:
0

Number of other individuals resident on-site:
0

Weighted campus users, performance year:
49,342.25

Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Penn State also reported 7,364 FTE distance education students enrolled during FY18/19. These students are reported separately as World Campus students, and are not included in the University Park campus FTE and headcounts given above. For that reason we do not include them in the distance education reporting field above, as doing so would result in an incorrect calculation of Weighted Campus Users by STARS.

Headcounts and FTEs of students and employees are based on data drawn from the Penn State Fact Book, Fall 2018 snapshot, which was deemed to be most consistent with the FY18/19 and calendar year 2019 data upon which our STARS report is based. We report values for the University Park campus, and for Penn State Law, which is located on the UP campus.

For headcount of employees, we totaled the following categories to avoid double-counting student employees: no. of full-time; no. of academic part-time; no. of non-academic/non-student part-time; no. of casual/non-student part-time.

To compute FTE of employees we used the IPEDS formula = #FT employees + (#PT employees * 1/3).

Number of on-campus residents was provided by the Office of Residence Life.

Number of residential employees was not available; assumed zero because likely very small.

Count of academic departments includes departments, and colleges and schools that lack departments (e.g., Law, Nursing); these were each counted as one department.

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