ERIC Number: ED207645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-6
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Enrollments in Gulf Coast Junior College vs Lower Division Enrollments in the Eight State Universities and Other Junior Colleges.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.
This report compares the 1980-81 freshman and sophomore enrollments at Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College (MGCJC) with the 1979-80 lower-division enrollments at Mississippi's eight state universities and with the fall 1980 enrollments at the state's 15 other junior colleges. In the report six comparisons are made. First, MGCJC is compared with the state universities in terms of: (1) fall and spring enrollments of freshmen; (2) fall and spring enrollments of sophomores; (3) fall and spring lower-division enrollment totals; and (4) state resident students as a percent of total student population. Next, fall 1980 enrollments at all junior colleges in the state are compared to each other and to the lower-division enrollments of the state universities. Finally, the report examines overall undergraduate enrollments at the state universities. Findings discussed in this report include: MGCJC enrolled more freshmen than any state university; MGCJC freshman losses from fall to spring were 10%, compared to a 23% average loss for the state universities; and MGCJC sophomores increased 14% from fall to spring, while the state universities lost an average 11% of sophomore enrollment. The report also reveals that 94% of all junior college and 97% of MGCJC students were classified as state residents, compared to 83% of the total state university enrollments and that 64% of the state's lower-division students attended a junior college. (KL)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Attendance Patterns, College Freshmen, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Trends, In State Students, School Holding Power, State Surveys, State Universities, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.