ERIC Number: ED145887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Selected Characteristics: Classified & Unclassified (Regular) Students. Community Colleges, Fall 1977.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
An analysis of student enrollment statistics of the 7 campuses in the Hawaii community college system for fall 1977 yielded the following summary information: regular credit students comprised 77% of the total enrollment; enrollment decreased 1% over fall 1976, the first decrease since the system began in 1965; males outnumbered females by the smallest margin (8%) in five years; average student age was 24.6, with individual campus averages ranging from 22.5 to 27.0; the modal age was 18-19; and 47% were enrolled in liberal arts programs with 44% in vocational programs. From fall 1973 to fall 1976, the number of semester units carried has decreased from 11.5 to 10.5, and the percentage of full-time students has decreased from 63% to 56%, with a proportionate rise in part-time enrollment. More students continued from the spring semester (55% compared with 53% in 1976), and fewer students (10%) transferred into the system than in 1976 (12%). Hawaii high schools graduated 3% more students in 1977 than in 1976, but the proportion of these students enrolled in community colleges decreased from 26% in 1976 to 24% in 1977. In addition to this summary data, student characteristics are presented by individual campus, and frequency distributions are given for programs and majors within programs. (RT)
Descriptors: Age, College Credits, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, High School Graduates, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Part Time Students, Reverse Transfer Students, Sex (Characteristics), Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
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