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ERIC Number: ED195314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
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)
ACT Publications, P. O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 55243 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.