ERIC Number: ED241100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Report on Enrollment Trends in Illinois Public Community Colleges.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Data are presented showing enrollment trends and student characteristics in Illinois public community colleges. Part 1 summarizes statewide fall opening enrollments for 1979 through 1983, emphasizing changes that occurred in fall 1983. This section examines student enrollment by college and instructional program, full-/part-time enrollments, male/female enrollments, enrollments by ethnic origin, and enrollments by age category. In addition, part 1 provides a summary of data and trends for the period. Part 2 presents preliminary data for the winter quarter/spring semester of fiscal year (FY) 1984 and compares these data with information for the same period of 1983. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) the fall opening headcount enrollment for 1983 was 356,643 students, representing a decrease of 31,179 students, or 8%, from 1982; (2) of the 52 colleges in the state, 14 showed increases in enrollment, 31 experienced decreases, and 7 showed little or no change in fall 1983; (3) enrollment decreases were seen primarily in remedial, adult education, and general studies programs; (4) 30.3% of the fall 1983 students were enrolled full-time, compared with 25% for fall 1982; (5) enrollment decreases were experienced in all ethnic categories with the largest percentage of decreases occurring in minority enrollments; and (6) preliminary data for FY 1983 also showed decreases in headcount and full-time equivalent enrollments over FY 1983. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
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