DHE collects end-of-term enrollment data on all students who enroll in credit-bearing Colorado public, postsecondary education institutions and participating private institutions. The Student Course Enrollment File describes the courses taken by all enrolled students that attempted credit-bearing courses.
The file is the official source of course data for postsecondary education in Colorado. Among the general uses of student course enrollment file data are:
Private institutions and area vocational schools that would like CCHE staff to generate their IPEDS enrollment reports also are eligible to participate.
Selection Criteria: The Student Course Enrollment File includes course enrollment detail for all students enrolled in courses awarding credit toward a degree or other formal award. File includes student course enrollments in courses that are part of a vocational or occupational program, including those enrolled in off-campus centers, remedial credit hours, as well as high school students taking remediation or college-level courses for credit, zero-credit labs and courses taken on an audit basis. File does not include student credits earned by academic exemption (e.g. CLEP) or other transcripted academic credit (e.g. AP, IB). The population reported is not limited to students whose credit hours are included in official FTE reports. The file is collected every semester from each public postsecondary education institution participating in SURDS and as applicable for private institutions.
Special Instructions: The data reported on the student course enrollment file should represent end-of-term enrollment data. The sum of all hours submitted (RI, ESP, Other) for a student should match the summary of credit hours on the Enrollment file (RI, ESP, Other) as reported for the same student, same term and year.