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ERIC Number: ED187361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Student Enrollment Data and Trends in the Public Community Colleges of Illinois: Fall 1979.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Fall 1979, "end-of-registration" enrollment data were gathered for the 51 Illinois public community colleges and compared with data from earlier years. Selected findings indicate that while headcount enrollment increased from 322,267 in Fall 1978 to 323,653 in Fall 1979 (+0.4%), full-time equivalent enrollments decreased from 143,234 to 142,514 (-0.5%). Full-time student enrollment decreased for the fourth consecutive year from a high of 100,409 in Fall 1975 to 80,854 in Fall 1979; the number of part-time students was 242,799 (an increase of 1.3% from Fall 1978), constituting 75% of the total enrollment. Demographic data indicate that: (1) female enrollment (180,479) increased by 1.3% from Fall 1978, while male enrollment dropped from 143,491 to 143,174; (2) 53% of the students were 24 years of age or older; (3) 74.5% were white, 18.2% were Black, 5.1% were Hispanic, 1.7% were Asian, and 0.5% were American Indian or Alaskan. Most students (66%) enrolled in day courses, 31.9% attended evening classes, and 2.1% were enrolled in weekend courses. Baccalaureate programs suffered a 10.9% decrease in enrollment from Fall 1978; the most popular transfer curricula were liberal arts, business, and natural science. Vocational enrollments increased by 0.8%; nursing, secretarial technologies, and accounting programs had the highest enrollments. Data tables are provided throughout the report. (JP)
Descriptors: Age, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Community Colleges, Day Students, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Evening Students, Females, Full Time Equivalency, Full Time Students, Hispanic Americans, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Males, Out of State Students, Part Time Students, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, White Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Note: Tables 2 and 3 were deleted except for the state totals due to irreproducibility. Appendices A through E were deleted due to irreproducibility