ERIC Number: ED328318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Fall Student Profile: 1989-90 Closing Fall Enrollment Analysis. Research Report No. 90-10R.
Belcher, Marcia J.
This enrollment summary provides collegewide and campus-specific student data for Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) for fall 1989. The following variables are considered: credit/non-credit enrollment status, semester credits generated, credit load, ethnicity, gender, degree types, full-/part-time status, age, native language, citizenship status, and residency. Trends and enrollment patterns are highlighted in 2- and 5-year summaries. Among the college-wide trends noted in this profile are the following: (1) total student headcount increased by 19% over the past 5 years, reaching an all-time high of 49,145 students in fall 1989 and making MDCC the largest multi-campus two-year college in the country; (2) the largest enrollment category increase in fall 1989 was among students continuing from a previous semester; (3) increases were found among the numbers of students intending to receive an associate of arts degree, foreign nationals, women, and students over the age of 25; (4) the total non-credit student headcount for fall 1989 declined by 2% from fall 1988; (5) the median age for students was 24 years for part-time students, and 20 years for full-timers; (6) 57% of new freshman students were Hispanic; (7) 55% of all students were native English speakers; (8) 25% of all students were foreign nationals; (9) new freshmen took the most credits, averaging 10.5 credits in fall 1989; and (10) 85% of the new freshmen indicated an intent to transfer. (PAA)
Descriptors: Age, Black Students, College Credits, Community Colleges, Credit Courses, Declining Enrollment, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Females, Full Time Equivalency, Full Time Students, Hispanic Americans, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Males, Minority Groups, Multicampus Colleges, Noncredit Courses, Part Time Students, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers: Miami Dade Community College FL
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