ERIC Number: ED195314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Collegiate Enrollments in American 2-Year Institutions, 1979-80: Statistics, Interpretations, and Trends. ACT Special Report Twenty-eight.
Mickler, J. Ernest
Fall 1979 enrollment figures are presented for 956 two-year institutions, including 730 public colleges, 74 church-affiliated colleges, 91 independent private schools, and 61 proprietary schools. Tables furnish data on the number of full-time male and female students and total headcount enrollments, as well as the number of full-time staff and the total number of staff members. Data summaries reveal, among other findings, that the 1979 total enrollment for the colleges (3,321,764) represented a 3.9% increase from Fall 1978. Enrollments increased by 3.7% in public colleges, 3.2% in church-affiliated colleges, 7.5% in independent colleges, and 6.2% in proprietary schools. Grouped by programmatic indices, the data revealed that technical/vocational schools experienced the largest enrollment gains (8%), followed by junior colleges (5.8%), community colleges (3.4%), university branch colleges (2.3%), and multipurpose institutions (1.2%). The enrollment of first-time entering freshmen increased 4.5% from Fall 1978, and the enrollment of women increased 4.7%, as compared to a 1.0% increase in the enrollment of men. Full-time equivalent enrollment increased 4.1%, and overall headcount gains ranged from 15.2% in New England to 1.8% in the East North Central states. (JP)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Faculty, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Females, Full Time Equivalency, Full Time Faculty, Full Time Students, Males, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
ACT Publications, P. O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 55243 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.