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Graduate Student  A student who holds a bachelor’s or first-professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. These students may or may not be enrolled in graduate programs.   
Graduation Rate  The rate required for disclosure and/or reporting purposes under Student Right-to-Know. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. Cohort
Graduation Rates (GRS) One of the nine components of IPEDS. This annual survey was added in 1997 to help institutions satisfy the requirements of the Student Right-to-Know legislation. Data are collected on the number of students entering the institution as full-time, first-time, degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students in a particular year (cohort), by race/ethnicity and gender; the number completing their program within 150 percent of normal time to completion; the number that transfer to other institutions if transfer is part of the institution’s mission; and the number of students receiving athletically-related student aid in the cohort and number of these completing within 150 percent of normal time to completion. Schools with athletic aid must also provide the total number of students receiving aid in the prior year, by race/ethnicity and gender within sport. The GRS automatically generates worksheets that calculate rates, including average rates over 4 years.  
Grants and contracts (revenues) Revenues from governmental agencies and nongovernmental parties that are for specific research projects, other types of programs , or for general institutional operations (if not government appropriations). Examples are research projects, training programs, student financial assistance, and similar activities for which amounts are received or expenses are reimbursable under the terms of a grant or contract, including amounts to cover both direct and indirect expenses. Includes Pell Grants and reimbursement for costs of administering federal financial aid programs. Grants and contracts should be classified to identify the governmental level – federal, state, or local – funding the grant or contract to the institution; grants and contracts from other sources are classified as nongovernmental grants and contracts. GASB institutions are required to classify in financial reports such grants and contracts as either operating or nonoperating.  
Grants by state government These are state monies awarded to the institution under student financial aid programs , including the state portion of State Student Incentive Grants (SSIG).