ERIC Number: ED227790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Washington State Higher Education Enrollment Forecasts for 1983-85 Biennium Budget.
Washington State Office of Financial Management, Olympia.
Fall 1982 higher education enrollment data for Washington State and 1983-1985 biennial enrollment targets are presented. In addition to providing enrollment data on the community college and four-year college systems, separate data are presented for each four-year institution. Data tables compare headcount forecasts, actual and contracted student credit hours, headcount enrollment, summer school enrollment, community college enrollment, and private college enrollments. Highlights include the following: fall 1982 headcount enrollment for the four-year system was 77,697 (a decrease of 1,943 from fall 1981); the four-year college freshmen for fall 1982 (16,997) represented the smallest freshmen class since fall 1976; the four-year college system's total number of transfers from the community colleges declined from 4,795 in fall 1980 to 4,154 in fall 1982; the number of high school graduates entering four-year institutions declined from 8,675 in fall 1980 to 8,525 in fall 1982; the four-year systemwide spring-to-fall retention rate rose from about 63 to 69 percent from fall 1976 through fall 1982; the 1982-1983 community college estimated full-time equivalent enrollment was 80,835; and the 1983-1985 biennium budget is lower than the 1981-1983 level due to fiscal constraints. (SW)
Descriptors: College Credits, College Freshmen, College Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Private Colleges, State Colleges, Summer Schools
Washington State Office of Financial Management, Olympia, WA
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Office of Financial Management, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington