ERIC Number: ED167320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollment Data and Future Projections: Oglala Sioux Community College, 1972-1984.
Since Fall of 1973, the population of Oglala Sioux Community College has remained fairly constant, averaging 339 students in the fall and 380 in the spring. In Spring, 1978, 64 percent of the student body attended part time, with an average of 68 percent being female. Although the number of graduates has increased from 7 in 1974 to 24 in 1978, the retention rate has dropped from 76 percent in 1975 to 57 percent. Enrollment is strongly influenced by local employment patterns. Government, state, and tribal programs cause sudden changes in enrollment when they require employees to take classes. Availability of financial aid programs and employers' support of their employees taking college courses are also influences. Because of the shifts in both the financial aid programs and the employment training picture, enrollment projection is difficult. Many young people leave the reservation and no large college age population boom can be predicted. Based on projected reservation growth, however, student enrollment should be 386 in 1980-81 and 406 in 1983-84. Protection from unexpected enrollment fluctuations can be provided by working closer with employers, providing courses to compliment federal programs, and directing recruiting efforts at both high school counselors and students. (DS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oglala Sioux Community Coll., Pine Ridge, ND.