ERIC Number: ED154900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Collegiate Enrollments in American 2-Year Institutions, 1977-78; Statistics, Interpretations and Trends. ACT Special Report Twenty-four.
Parker, Garland G.
This report compiles 1977-78 enrollment information for 1,006 two-year postsecondary institutions, including accredited junior and community colleges, multipurpose, technical, and/or vocational schools and institutes, university branch campuses, and proprietary schools. During 1977-78, total enrollment for reporting institutions was 3,336,413, a rise of 2.7% over the previous year. Full-time enrollment declined 1.8%, while part-time enrollment increased sharply from 3.7% in 1976-77 to 6.2% in 1977-78. Full-time students represented 41.6% of the collegiate headcount and 68.1% of the full-time equivalent enrollment. Female enrollment continued to grow from 48.6% in 1976-77 to 51.5% in 1977-78. Six tables, constituting the bulk of the report, break down enrollment data by institution, institution type (public, church-affiliated, proprietary, or independent), geographical region, state, sex, full-time student enrollment, and full-time and total teaching staff. The introductory narrative summarizes enrollment trends and provides a brief look at the future. (TR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, 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 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.