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ERIC Number: ED140902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Collegiate Enrollments in American 2-Year Institutions, 1976-77: Statistics, Interpretations, and Trends. ACT Special Report Twenty.
Parker, Garland G.
This report compiles 1976-77 enrollment information for 1,023 two-year postsecondary institutions, including accredited or approved degree-granting junior and community colleges, multipurpose, technical and/or vocational schools and institutes, and university branch campuses. Following the dramatic 16.1% enrollment increase of 1975-76, total enrollment among reporting institutions for 1976-77 was 3,192,084, representing an increase of only .4%. Full-time enrollment declined by 3.5% while part-time enrollment showed an increase of 3.7%. Full-time students accounted for 44.9% of the collegiate headcount but 71.2% of the full-time equivalent enrollment. Enrollment of women accounted for 48.6% of all enrollees, up from 45.7% in the previous year. Six tables, constituting the bulk of this document, break down the institutional enrollment data by type of institution (public, church affiliated, proprietary, or independent), by geographical regions and states, and by sex and full-time status of students. Data on full-time and total teaching staff are also presented. It is noted that the portent for the future is not promising in the sense of any expectation of continuously expanding enrollments. Some causes and several suggestions for meeting the problem of declining enrollments are offered. (JDS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Declining Enrollment, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Females, Males, Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Statistical Data, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
ACT Publications, P. O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 (Order No. 4-4-20, $2.00)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.