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ERIC Number: ED217775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Annual Enrollment, Auditing, Nonstandard Instruction, and Credit-Awarding Activities in Arkansas Institutions of Higher Education. Report 80-1.
Cox, Laurie
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)
Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 1301 West Seventh Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Higher Education, Little Rock.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Course Auditing
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