Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Data Definitions - M

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MANDATORY TRANSFERS
IPEDS

Those transfers that must be made to fulfill a binding legal obligation of the institution. Includes mandatory debt-service provisions relating to academic and administrative buildings, including (1) amounts set aside for debt retirement and interest; and (2) required provisions for renewal and replacements to the extent not financed from other sources. Also includes the institutional matching portion for Perkins loans when the source of funds is current revenue.

MARKET VALUE
IPEDS

The value of a good as determined in the market at a specific point in time or what individuals in the market for the good are willing to pay to obtain the good at a given point in time.

MASTER'S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES I (CARNEGIE)
IPEDS

An institutional classification developed by the Andrew W. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Master's Colleges and Universities I typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. During the period studied, they awarded 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

MASTER'S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES II (CARNEGIE)
IPEDS

An institutional classification developed by the Andrew W. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Master's Colleges and Universities II typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs , and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. During the period studied, they awarded 20 or more master's degrees per year.

MASTER'S DEGREE
IPEDS/ CDS

An award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of 1 but not more than 2 academic years of work beyond the bachelor's degree.
Some of these degrees, such as those in Theology (M.Div., M.H.L./Rav) that were formerly classified as "first-professional", may require more than two full-time equivalent academic years of work.

MIGRATION (DATA)
IPEDS

A process in which survey data are moved from the IPEDS data collection system to the Peer Analysis System (PAS). Migration occurs after the survey data have been reviewed by survey operations personnel.

MIGRATION (STUDENTS)
IPEDS

Refers to the movement of students from their home state of residence to another state to attend a postsecondary institution.

MILITARY INSTALLATIONS
IPEDS

One or more buildings or sites owned or operated by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, including Reserves and National Guard.

MINORITY AFFILIATION (AS ADMISSION FACTOR)
CDS

Special consideration in the admission process for members of designated racial/ethnic minority groups.

MINORITY STUDENT CENTER
CDS

Center with programs, activities, and/or services intended to enhance the college experience of students of color.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS
CDS

A simulation activity focusing on conflict resolution, globalization, and diplomacy. Assuming roles as foreign ambassadors and delegates, students conduct research, engage in debate, draft resolutions, and may participate in a national Model UN conference.