ERIC Number: ED365224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollment Plan Update. Planning Paper No. 1.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This background paper provides updated information on the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board's comprehensive master plan for improving postsecondary enrollment. The plan stresses (1) increased enrollment levels at the four-year institutions to reach full capacity by 2005; (2) increased community college enrollments to reflect population growth and anticipated demand for academic transfer programs at branch campuses; (3) additional branch campuses to serve 17,000 headcount students by 2010; and (4) reliance on independent institutions to help meet the state's goal by meeting their own growth projections. The report examines the evolution of the State's Master Plan; provides a review of higher education funding patterns and their relationship to enrollments as well as the environmental impacts and emerging trends in demographics, economic conditions, and political circumstances within the state. An appendix provides economic trend data for the state, and a comparison of educational attainment for all 50 states broken out by percentage of high school graduates and by percentage of degrees awarded. (Contains 13 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Demography, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Enrollment Projections, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Political Issues, Population Trends, Sociocultural Patterns, State Colleges, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Note: For related document, see ED 358 768.