ERIC Number: ED214560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-2
Reference Count: 0
Fall 1980 to Fall 1981 Enrollment Comparisons Based on First Census.
This report examines trends in the personal and academic characteristics of the students enrolled at Bakersfield College (BC) and provides tables comparing fall 1980 and fall 1981 data. The report first presents summary enrollment data, revealing that fall enrollment in graded classes decreased by 10.1% between 1980 and 1981; that enrollment in both graded and ungraded classes decreased by 12% during this time; and that the decrease in graded enrollments was not proportionately reflected in average daily attendance. The report then examines the following characteristics of students enrolled in graded classes: age; sex; full-/part-time enrollment status; day/evening attendance; freshman/sophomore status; and ethnicity. Among the findings presented are the following: between 1980 and 1981, (1) there was an overall decrease in enrollments in all age categories, with the largest decreases in students aged 25 and over; (2) female enrollments, though larger than male enrollments, showed greater decreases; (3) part-time enrollments, accounting for 72.8% of BC's students in 1981, decreased more than full-time enrollments; (4) the freshman class decreased by 12.5%, while the sophomore class decreased by 2.7%; and (5) enrollment decreases occurred in all ethnic categories but Hispanic. The study report concludes with ten data tables providing comparative 1980 and 1981 statistics. (KL)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Age, College Credits, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Day Students, Declining Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Evening Students, Females, Full Time Students, Males, Minority Groups, Part Time Students, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.