ERIC Number: ED171366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Declining Enrollment, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Females, Full Time Students, Males, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
ACT Publications, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52243 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.