ERIC Number: ED206346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Student Enrollment by Credit Hour. Analytical Studies Research Report, 80-6.
Tables and graphs are presented to compare student enrollment at the Maricopa County Community College District to the number of credit hours generated by that enrollment. Specifically, the report presents data on the number of students enrolled in the district and compares the data to the number of student credit hours generated for the entire district for Fall 1979-80 and Fall 1980-8l. In addition, the same data are presented for Fall 1969-70 to provide a ten-year comparison. Breakdowns are also provided of the cumulative percent of students enrolled by credit hour for the district and for each of the colleges by day, evening, and total enrollment. The data reveal that full-time students account for roughly one-fourth of all students, but make up almost half of total full-time student equivalent (FTSE) enrollment. Students who take six or fewer credit hours represent approximately 60% of the headcount, but only 30% of the FTSE. Approximately one-third of the students take three or fewer credit hours, accounting for 12% of the total FTSE. As expected, enrollment by student credit hour peaked at three, six, nine, and twelve credit hours. Comparing the data over a ten-year period shows that in 1969 students taking 12 or more hours accounted for 40% of headcount, and that this figure had dropped to 25% of headcount by 1979. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.