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.

Transfer and Articulation State Practices - May 2002

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  • Transfer

The states are doing a good job of addressing transfer problems in the most traditional form of transfer: 2-year to 4-year institutions.

The states are doing a good job of addressing transfer problems in the most traditional form of transfer: 2-year to 4-year institutions. However, they are only beginning to address horizontal transfer (2-2 or 4-4). Similarly, the states are doing well in addressing the transfer of general education (“core courses”) and associate degrees. Beyond that, however, few states have evolved common course-numbering systems or clear systems for transfer of courses within the major, although many are working on such mechanisms.