IPEDS Data Report 2012: Student Characteristics

This section of the IPEDS 2012 series provides a picture of who attends USAO.

In this first figure, percentage of students enrolled by their different ethnicity/cultural identification is shown.

Relative to the comparison group, a larger proportion of USAO students self-identify as Native American, International, Hispanic, or Multi-Racial.
[These are not necessarily statistically significant differences across comparison groups. This report does not provide means tests, nor do they provide the variability figures necessary to compute them by hand.]
According to these numbers, overall, students at USAO are slightly more likely to interact with peers from different cultural backgrounds compared to the comparison group.

Examining the comparisons above, USAO is a smaller institution than the average school in the comparison group. A quick glance reveals that USAO is about half the size of the comparison group when using unduplicated headcount. However, the proportion of part-time students is smaller at USAO as well. Thus although USAO has fewer students on average, more of them enroll part-time.

This figure demonstrates degree production between 2010 and 2011. Given USAO's size, the university produces a smaller number of bachelor’s degrees each year than the comparison group. In addition, USAO also produces about 55% of the numbers of degrees than the comparison group average; which suggests that USAO produces slightly more degrees than expected for its size.