ERIC Number: ED217775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Annual Enrollment, Auditing, Nonstandard Instruction, and Credit-Awarding Activities in Arkansas Institutions of Higher Education. Report 80-1.
Statistical data and a narrative description of enrollment in Arkansas colleges and universities for the 1979-1980 academic year and previous years are presented. Information is presented on course auditing, nonstandard instruction, and credit-awarding activities in the state and independent colleges and universities. The annual student semester credit (SSCH) and full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollments were calculated for on-campus students. The total annual FTE enrollments, which were reported only by the state institutions, were 53,130 in 1979-1980. While the 1979-1980 FTE enrollments were a peak enrollment for the state institutions combined, it is significant that eight of the 18 state institutions involved had 1979-1980 FTE enrollments lower than institutional peak enrollments which had been reached by several of the institutions in 1975-1976 and by other institutions in 1968-1969. Since 1975-1976 there have been steady declines in graduate enrollment as a percentage of total enrollment and the declines were predominantly in the field of education. While total enrollment at the state institutions increased 10 percent from 1975-1976 through 1979-1980, graduate enrollment in education declined 12 percent. Summer school declined as a percentage of the total annual SSCH enrollment at all state universities and four of the nine two-year institutions. The nonclassroom area with the largest activity was correspondence instruction, and the next largest area was credit by examination. A total of 14,407 SSCH of correspondence study enrollment and 11,344 semester credit hours for credit by examination was reported. A SSCH summary for each state institution for 1979-1980 is presented, which shows the annual SSCH production by level and instructional areas. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: College Credits, Correspondence Study, Declining Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Equivalency Tests, Full Time Equivalency, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Private Colleges, State Colleges, State Surveys, Summer Schools, Undergraduate Study
Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 1301 West Seventh Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Higher Education, Little Rock.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Course Auditing
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