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ERIC Number: ED326293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Student Enrollment Data and Trends in the Public Community Colleges of Illinois: Fall 1990.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
This study was conducted on statewide enrollment trends and student characteristics in Illinois public community colleges. The study analyzed fall 1990 enrollments by college, full-/part-time status, sex, ethnic origin, age, student level, first-time/continuing enrollment status, and program. Study findings included the following: (1) at the end of the fall 1990 registration period, the 50 Illinois community colleges enrolled 352,898 students in instructional credit courses, representing an increase of 3.3% over the fall 1989 term; (5) the number of female students increased at a higher rate than male students (4% vs 2.5%); (6) 42.2% of the student population were males; (7) the number and percentage of minority students increased slightly in 1990; (8) the median age of students was 26.8 years, while the mean age was 30.4; (9) fall 1990 freshman and sophomore enrollments increased by 3.8% and 9.7%, respectively, over fall 1989, while the number of high school students enrolled in community colleges dropped; (10) the proportion of transfer students remained stable at 4.2%, while the proportion of first-time students decreased to the lowest level in 5 years; (11) of the 39% of students in the baccalaureate/transfer area, only 24.2% indicated an intention to transfer; and (12) nearly 28% of all students indicated that their intent was to improve occupational skills or prepare for a new career. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Course Selection (Students), Credit Courses, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, Minority Groups, Part Time Students, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.