The University of West Florida report various information regarding ethnicity and race and are focusing efforts for the eventual change in procedures for reporting according to the IPEDS.
Institutions will be required to collect data using a two-question format. The notice states that institutions should include instructions that encourage individuals to answer both the ethnicity and the race questions.
The first question would ask whether or not the individual is Hispanic/Latino (a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race). The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino".
The second question would ask the respondent to select one or more races from the following five racial groups:
Aggregate race and ethnicity data would be reported using seven categories:
In addition, the IPEDS system would continue to use the category of race and/or ethnicity Unknown and the category of Non-resident alien (of any race or ethnicity), creating a total of nine reporting categories.
Student Success Programs are designed to increase recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of participating University of West Florida students. Student Success Programs provide academic support services for students enrolled at the University of West Florida as well as pre-collegiate programs for middle and high school students. Services include academic advising, mentoring, tutoring, and book scholarships.