ERIC Number: ED197638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-4
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education Enrollment Outlook and Forecasts for 1981-1983 Biennium. Special Report No. 32.
Smitch, Curtis; Walker, John R.
Enrollment projections for higher education in Washington State for the 1980's are made, and the concept of demand and factors that may be responsible for the projected enrollment levels are considered. Projections are offered for the total system of four-year institutions, for each of the four-year schools separately, and for the community college system. System-wide data are provided regarding: headcounts, freshmen, the graduate/undergraduate mix, average credit hour per student, transfer students, the percent of high school students who attend college, the relationship of population to enrollment, retention rates, and faculty entitlements. The following four meanings related to the concept of demand are considered: demand as a function of historical rates, funded demand, demand as a function of institutional capacity, and unrestrained demand. The following possible causes of enrollment increases are briefly addressed: immigration, economic conditions, demand for credentials, women in the labor force, financial aid, and marketing. Definitions of terms and an explanation of the study methodology are included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Freshmen, College Students, Community Colleges, Educational Demand, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Institutional Research, School Holding Power, State Colleges, Statewide Planning, Statistical Data, Teacher Salaries, Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Office of Financial Management, Olympia.
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