ERIC Number: ED207634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Transfer and Occupational Student Enrollment, Fall 1980-81. Analytical Studies Research Report 81-8.
During fall 1981, the characteristics of transfer and occupational students at the Maricopa County Community College District were examined to determine similarities and differences. Using information supplied by students when admitted to the colleges, 18,873 transfer students and 24,856 occupational students were identified. Although they accounted for less of the District's headcount enrollment, transfer students accounted for slightly more full-time equivalents (FTE's). Occupational students split their FTE almost evenly between vocational and nonvocational courses, while transfer students took mostly nonvocational courses. Of the transfer students, 45% enrolled for more than nine credit hours, while only 9% of the occupational students carried this many units. Transfer students were more prone to enroll in day courses than occupational students. A greater percentage of transfer students than occupational students were sophomore, male, under 19 years of age, and high school graduates. Occupational and transfer students were similar with respect to ethnicity and admission status. Large percentages of both the transfer and occupational students selected general curriculum and business majors. The bulk of this report is composed of data tables covering headcount and FTE enrollment, credit hour distributions, FTE and headcount by day/evening attendance and college, student characteristics, and majors selected at admission. (KL/AYC)
Descriptors: Age, College Credits, College Transfer Students, Day Students, Enrollment, Evening Students, Females, Full Time Equivalency, Full Time Students, Majors (Students), Males, Multicampus Districts, Part Time Students, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ. Office of Educational Development.