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.

U.S. Higher Education Transcript Practices and Best Practice Opinions - June 2015

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The survey includes two parts. In part A, respondents were queried about their institution’s official transcript and related database records practices.

The survey includes two parts. In part A, respondents were queried about their institution’s official transcript and related database records practices. With few exceptions, most remain virtually unchanged from the last survey. One of the exceptions is the percentage of institutions reporting that they include the entire social security number on official transcripts. The practice declined from 26% to 13%. In part B, respondents provided their personal opinions on best-practice for official transcripts. The results of this section provide an update to a similar survey from 2009.