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ERIC Number: ED146978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec-2
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of WSCH/FTE Over a Three-Year Period, 1974 to 1976.
Garlock, Jerry C.
The ratios of Weekly Student Contact Hours (WSCH) to faculty Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) for all community colleges in California are presented. Table 1 ranks WSCH/FTE ratios for the years 1974 through 1976 and indicates that a pattern among the community colleges exists in terms of their highest ratios (statewide mean, 515.6) and lowest ratios (statewide mean, 480.1) occurring in 1975 and 1976, respectively. Table 2 presents total WSCH, total FTE and WSCH/FTE for 1976 only, with data indicating that higher WSCH/FTE ratios do not come from very large colleges. A scatter diagram presents this data graphically, and indicates that those colleges having ratios in excess of 507 are from colleges having between 20,000 and 180,000 WSCH. The three colleges in excess of 200,000 WSCH are Long Beach, with a ratio of 448; San Francisco, with a ratio of 507; and El Camino, with a ratio of 507. (LH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California