ERIC Number: ED161467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Selected Characteristics, Classified & Unclassified (Regular) Students; Community Colleges, Fall 1978.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Fall 1978 enrollment data for Hawaii's community colleges and data on selected characteristics of students enrolled in regular credit programs are presented. Of the 27,880 registrants, 74% were regular students, 1% were early admittees, 6% were registered in non-credit apprenticeship programs, and 18% were in special programs. Regular student enrollments for the community college system showed less than a 1% decrease from the previous year, with continuing trends toward numeric and proportional increases of women and part-time students. The mean age of students increased to 24.8 years, though the median age was 20.9. Full-time equivalent headcount ratios declined over the years, indicating that students were taking lighter credit loads (10.3 for all students, 13.8 for full-time students). Little change was revealed in student majors: liberal arts majors continued to comprise 47% of the enrollment, vocational education majors, 45%, and unclassified students, 9%; programs showing enrollment increases were agriculture, applied trades, aviation maintenance, commercial baking, diesel mechanics, food services, graphic arts, and nursing; programs showing decreases included electricity and medical assisting. Over 50% of the regular students were enrolled the previous semester; of the 30% who were first-time college students, 75% were high school graduates. Appendices contain definitions of student-related terms and distributions of majors by program. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
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