ERIC Number: ED178105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-7
Reference Count: 0
Ten Year Comparison of Enrollment. Institutional Research Report No. 78/79-1. Sex Analysis of Fall 1978 Students as Compared to 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1977. Institutional Research Report No. 78/79-4.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.
In response to a legislative request, Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College gathered and analyzed opening fall enrollment figures for 1968 through 1978, three-year average percentages of enrollment by county of residence and by campus attended, and end-of-year headcounts from the 1968-69 academic year to the end of 1978-79. Fall enrollment figures showed a total student increase of 156%, a full-time student increase of 93.9%, and a fluctuation in vocational enrollment compared to steady growth (in percentage and number of students) in academic and technical areas. End-of-year counts increased for academic, technical, regular, and non-credit areas, but showed declining trends in manpower, InPlant, apprenticeship, and high school vocational enrollments. Additionally, enrollments were analyzed to determine the percentage of females in the populations of the college's service area counties and the sexual composition of Fall 1978 full- and part-time enrollments at each of the college's campuses. The study revealed that females made up 48.5% of total enrollment, compared to 48.7% of the area population, and that while the number and percentages of female students had steadily increased, the rate of success in matching female enrollment with population percentages varied between counties and program areas. (JP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Demography, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Females, Full Time Students, Majors (Students), Males, Multicampus Colleges, Part Time Students, Place of Residence, Regional Characteristics, Technical Education, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.