ERIC Number: ED216759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Ten-Year Student Enrollment Characteristics: Fall Terms 1971-72 through 1980-81.
Jordan, Sue A.
A series of tables, charts, and graphs present data on the characteristics of students enrolled at Lane Community College during the ten-year period 1971-72 through 1980-81. These data reflect an increase of 63.5% in full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollments, with a far greater rate of increase in non-credit FTE enrollments (214.6%) than in credit FTE enrollments (34.6%). With respect to credit enrollments only, the data indicate: (1) a 47.2% increase in headcount; (2) an increase in the percent of female students from 41.4% to 53.0%, with the growth mainly attributable to part-time female students; (3) a rise in the average student age from 23.46 to 26.63; (4) a decline in the percent of students under 21 years of age from 53.4% to 38.6%; (5) a fifteen-fold increase in the number of students aged 62 or over (from 8 to 118 students); (6) a decline in the percent of Caucasian students from 96.2% to 76.1%; (7) a significantly higher rate of enrollment increases among part-time students than full-time students between 1971-72 and 1979-80, with a dramatic change in this trend in 1980-81; (8) a decline in the average number of credits taken from 11.8 to 10.7, with the number of students taking between one and three credits increasing by 229.8% and the number of students taking between four and six credits increasing by 112.4%; and (9) an increase in the number of students from out-of-district high schools from 45.3% to 61.9%. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.