ERIC Number: ED110146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-18
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Enrollment Characteristics of Spring and Fall Semesters from 1963 to 1975.
Garlock, Jerry C.
Data from enrollment figures at El Camino College (California) were traced over a twelve-year period in order to provide a basis for curriculum and program changes. The ratio of male to female enrollment has steadily narrowed until, in 1974, it has almost equalized. The percentage of students enrolled only in classes after 5:00 p.m. shows a slight, but steady decline. While 70 percent of the student body were freshmen in 1963, there has been a drop of from five to ten percent in the early 1970's. Sophomore enrollment has fluctuated over the years, as has the "other" category. The percentage of students enrolled in less than 12 units has increased rather markedly from 1970 to 1975, now standing at 75 percent. The percentage of students taking ten units or less shows a similar pattern. The percentage of students planning to transfer has fallen 20 percent since 1973. Although the percentage of first-time students is comparable to 1963 figures, the variation from Fall to Spring semester has dropped by approximately ten percentage points. (Included are six line graphs.) (NHM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.