US News sets the rules for their national survey. It is the number"of record." meaning anyone not dead or "lost." You must still include those marked as "no contact," assuming you do have contact information.Internally many institutions track "solicitable" alumni. That excludes the no contact folk as well as others you decide not to solicit for some reason.JohnJohn H. Taylor 919.816.5903 (Cell/Text)Big Ideas; Small Keyboard
Thank you for the very informative responses!! Will definitely be sharing with the rest of my team.