ERIC Number: ED339449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Student Enrollment Data and Trends in the Public Community Colleges of Illinois, Fall 1991.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In 1992, a study was conducted on statewide enrollment trends and student characteristics in Illinois public community colleges. The study analyzed fall 1991 enrollments by college, full-/part-time status, sex, ethnic origin, age, student level, first-time/continuing student enrollment status, and program. Study findings included the following: (1) at the end of the fall 1991 registration period, the 50 Illinois public community colleges enrolled 368,475 students in instructional credit courses, constituting an increase of 4.4% over the fall 1990 term; (2) the number of female students increased at a higher rate than male students (5% versus 3.8%); (3) 41.9% of the student population were males; (4) the number and percentage of minority students increased slightly in 1991; (5) the median age of students was 26.9 years, while the mean age was 30.5; (6) fall 1991 freshman and sophomore enrollments increased by 3.2% and 7.6%, respectively, over fall 1990, while the number of high school students enrolled in community colleges decreased; (7) the proportion of transfer students increased slightly to 4.7%, while the proportion of first-time students decreased to 28.4%, the lowest level in five years; (8) of the 39.3% of students in the baccalaureate/transfer area, only 25% indicated an intention to transfer; and (9) nearly 40% of all students indicated that their intent was to improve occupational skills or prepare for a new career. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Course Selection (Students), Credit Courses, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, Minority Groups, Part Time Students, Public Colleges, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.