Unless otherwise noted in a specific report, the AACRAO member institution size, type and control categories are based on the following definitions and sources: 
The enrollment value used to delineate the institution's size category is defined as full-time enrollment plus 1/3 of part-time enrollment and is based on the enrollment reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
Institution type and control values are also defined by and verified through NCES criteria.

2020 Stranded Credits Report: Another Perspective on the Lost Credits Story

CREATED BY AACRAO IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ITHAKA S+R, WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE LUMINA FOUNDATION AND JOYCE FOUNDATION.
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For this research, “stranded credits” refers to the accumulated credits for which a student is unable to obtain an official transcript due to an administrative hold.

For this research, “stranded credits” refers to the accumulated credits for which a student is unable to obtain an official transcript due to an administrative hold. From the data, we aim to build a better understanding of the prevalence of stranded credits, the reasons students cannot access their credits, and policies and procedures related to this issue.