|Submitted||July 13, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Yearly unduplicated headcount data for all public higher education institutions in New Jersey for all academic years from AY 2000-2001 to AY 2015-2016.
Yearly unduplicated headcount data for all public higher education institutions in New Jersey for academic year AY 2019-2020 and academic year AY 2020-2021.
Yearly full time equivalent data for all public higher education institutions in New Jersey for all academic years from academic year AY 2000-2001 to AY 2014-2015.
Yearly full time equivalent data for all public higher education institutions in New Jersey for academic year AY 2019-2020 and academic year AY 2020-2021.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Ms. Bowers,
I am writing in response to your request for records, below.
All of the records that you requested from 2007 on are available on the OSHE website at:
* From 2011 on, the records are available on the 12-month enrollment dashboard- https://www.nj.gov/highereducation/dashboard-12months.shtml.
* PDF records with older data that are not included in the dashboard can be located in the archive at https://www.nj.gov/highereducation/dashboard-archive.shtml. Use the search box to limit to "fiscal year" to locate the 12-month enrollment data.
* For pre-2007, OSHE has not maintained any records compiling the requested data. However, the data is available from the US Department of Education, NCES IPEDS data center website at https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/InstitutionList.aspx?goToReportId=1.
I have also attached two spreadsheets which have historical FTE from 1992-2006, but they just list credit hours and FTE calculations and do not have headcount data.
Your OPRA request is now closed. Kindly confirm receipt of this message.
Eric Taylor, Esq.
Director, Office of Licensure
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE)
1 John Fitch Plaza, 10th Floor | PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542