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Occupational Technical Freshman: A lower level undergraduate student enrolled in a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or associate degree program which prepares for immediate employment, generally one who has completed no more than thirty semester credit hours. Remedial students should be included if no separate category for remedial students is provided.

Occupational Technical/Program: A post-secondary certificate, diploma, or associate degree program which prepares for immediate employment.

Occupation/Technical Sophomore: A lower level undergraduate student enrolled in a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or associate degree program which prepares for immediate employment, generally one who has completed more than thirty but no more than sixty semester credit hours.

Occupational/Technical Student: A lower level undergraduate student enrolled in a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or associate degree program which prepares for immediate employment.

Off-Campus Branches: An Off-Campus Branch is any physical location which is geographically separate from the main campus and which has a director, coordinator, or facilitator and at which classes are offered. They can be in the following three areas for purposes of this data collection: a. In state Off-Campus Branches,
b. U.S.A. Off-Campus Branches (excluding home state),
c. International Off-Campus Branches (excluding U.S.A.).

Off-Campus Facility: A facility located some distance away from the educational institution which operates it.

Off-Campus Student: A student enrolled for more than zero credit hours of off-campus instruction who is not enrolled for any credit hours of on-campus instruction.

On-Campus Student: A student enrolled for more than zero credit hours of on-campus instruction. Include any student who is enrolled for both on and off-campus instruction.

Online learning: Instruction via a web-based educational delivery system that includes software to provide a structured learning environment. It can be an instructor-led education that takes place over the Internet, with the teacher and student separated geographically (also cyber learning, e-learning, distance learning).

Open education resources (OER): Freely available instructional materials that can be redistributed.

Out-of State Student: A student who is not a legal resident of the State in which they attend school.