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ERIC Number: ED171366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Collegiate Enrollments in American 2-Year Institutions, 1978-79: Statistics, Interpretations and Trends. ACT Special Report Twenty-Six.
Parker, Garland G.
This report, the seventh in a series of annual studies, compiles 1978-79 enrollment information for 955 two-year postsecondary institutions. Surveyed institutions include accredited junior and community colleges; multipurpose, technical and/or vocational schools and institutes; university branch campuses; and proprietary schools. During 1978-79, total enrollment for reporting institutions was 3,548,000, a decline of 1.7% compared to the previous year. This followed increases of .4% in 1976-77 and 2.7% in 1977-78. Overall enrollment decreases were experienced by public, independent private and nonpublic, and proprietary institutions; junior and community colleges; and multipurpose units and university branches; while increases were experienced by church-affiliated and technical/vocational schools. Full-time enrollment declined 5.7%; part-time enrollment increased by only 1%. The count of classified full-time freshmen showed a significant loss of 4.7% compared with the previous year. Overall enrollment of women students increased by 1%, with women accounting for 52% of the grand total enrollment. Six tables, comprising the bulk of the report, list enrollment data by institution, institution type (public, church-affiliated, independent, or proprietary), geographical region and state, sex of the student, full-time enrollment, and total teaching staff. The introductory narrative summarizes enrollment data and suggests trends and future concerns. (DR)
ACT Publications, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52243 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.