ERIC Number: ED100443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
1974-75 Fall Enrollment Analysis. Research Report No. 74-08.
Alworth, Robert M.; Freed, Judee
Fall 1974 enrollment in the Los Angeles Community Colleges reached an historical high of 124,839--a 14.6% increase over the previous fall. Enrollment increases were greater among day students (17.6 percent) than evening students (10.9 percent), reversing the pattern of last year. Female enrollment increased more sharply than male enrollment and part-time enrollment growth exceeded full-time growth. The average age of district students increased from 26.6 in fall 1973 to 27.7 in fall 1974; especially dramatic increases were evident in the enrollment of students aged 50 and over. Weekly student contact hours (WSCH) increased 9.5 percent this fall. Day WSCH per student declined throughout the district while evening contact hours per student increased. Possible explanations for the enrollment increase are: (A) increased Outreach programs, (B) increased recruitment efforts by colleges, (C) a shift of students to less expensive forms of education, (D) a perceived need by students to establish or upgrade vocational skills in the face of a "tight" job market, and (E) augmented student aid programs. (Author/MJK)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.