ERIC Number: ED330417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Washington Community Colleges Fall Quarter Report 1990.
Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
A statistical overview is provided of trends in course enrollments and student characteristics in the Washington community colleges. The report examines total course enrollments; full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment in academic, vocational, and basic skills programs; state-supported FTEs by college; headcount and FTE enrollment in state-supported basic skills and developmental courses; enrollment trends in transfer and vocational programs from 1986 to 1990; on-campus FTEs by college; trends in numbers of full- and part-time faculty by college from 1986 to 1990; and percentages of full- and part-time faculty by college. With respect to student characteristics, the report reviews demographics, day/evening attendance, course area, and headcount by college and funding source. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) the Washington community college system served 98,886 FTE students in fall 1990 (a 2.2% increase from fall 1989), with 84,276 of them in state-funded courses; (2) total fall 1990 headcount enrollment was 179,886, a 1.5% increase from 1989; (3) minority students comprised 18% of the fall 1990 student population; (4) 58% of the fall 1990 students were female; (5) enrollment of the 20- to 24-year-old age cohort increased by 10% between fall 1989 and fall 1990; (6) new students in fall 1990 showed a decline for the fifth year in a row; (7) student demand for developmental studies increased; and (8) state-supported FTE's grew by 0.2% to comprise 85% of the total FTEs. Appended tables compare individual schools' state-supported courses, vocational activities, enrollments, and state- and contract-supported students. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Equivalency, Remedial Programs, School Demography, State Aid, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
Note: For the 1989 report, see ED 316 301.