ERIC Number: ED326282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Student Enrollment.
St. Petersburg Junior College Educational Program Abstracts, v5 n2 Nov 1990
Fall 1990 headcount enrollment statistics were gathered for three St. Petersburg Junior College (SPJC) (Florida) campuses (i.e., Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, and St. Petersburg) and compared with data for the previous 3 years. Focusing on degree credit enrollments, the study found that: (1) the total number of students increased collegewide from 16,599 in fall 1987 to 18,719 in fall 1990, with two of the three campuses decreasing in enrollment during this period, and one increasing (headcount enrollment figures for the Health Education Center are provided in a graph); (2) 67.8% of the fall 1990 SPJC students were enrolled in college transfer Associate of Arts (AA) degree programs; (3) 69.6% attended classes part-time; (4) the average student age was 24.1 years for AA students and 29 years for Associate of Science (AS) students; (5) 59.7% of the students were female, and 90.2% were White; (6) for the 4-year period, less than one-third of the students were enrolled in 12 or more credit hours; (7) students under age 19 decreased to the smallest percentage over the 4 years, while remaining more than one-fourth of the college's enrollment; (8) while the percentage of White students remained relatively constant over the 4-year period, the number of Black students increased by 0.2% and the number of Hispanics rose by 0.5%; (9) the percentage of students enrolled in the AA degree program rose from 61.8% to 67.8% over the 4-year period; and (10) the average SPJC student enrolled in fall 1990 differed little from students enrolled in 1987, with the majority being White, female, of traditional college age, and matriculated part-time in an AA program. (GFW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL.