Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Kentucky
IC-3: Academics and Demographics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Shane Tedder
Sustainability Coordinator
Office oF Sustainability
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Number of academic divisions (e.g. colleges, schools):
20

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent):
100

Number of students enrolled for credit:
30473

Total number of employees (staff + faculty):
29435

Full-time equivalent student enrollment (undergraduate and graduate):
28550

Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty):
16442

Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education:
4871

Number of students resident on-site:
7105

Number of employees resident on-site:
41

Number of other individuals resident on-site, e.g. family members of employees, individuals lodging on-site (by average occupancy rate), and/or staffed hospital beds (if applicable):
1086

Weighted campus users, performance year:
32963.25

Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Waiting on residential student numbers and employee numbers

Performance year is 2017-2018. Data source for most inputs is UK Factbook (http://www.uky.edu/iraa/quick-facts). UK HR provided employee numbers. UK Distance Learning provided distance learning numbers. Residence Life and College of Agriculture provided on-site resident numbers and UK HealthCare provided the number of other individuals resident onsite (staffed beds).

For Distance Education Students, the University of Kentucky tracks this area based on enrollments where one enrollment equals one student enrolled in a distance learning course. The average course credit for these courses is 3 hours and FTE at UK is 12 hours per semester. In the spring of Fall of 2017 there were 19483 enrollments in distance learning courses. We multiplied that number by 3 (credit hours) and divided this by 12 hours (FTE) to arrive at 4871 FTE Distance Education Students. This is a rough approximation, but it is the only quantifiable option possible with the available data. Also, there’s no way to guarantee that these students were exclusively enrolled in DL courses. There’s also no way to guarantee that each enrollment is a unique student as the same student could, of course, be enrolled in multiple Distance Learning courses.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.