ERIC Number: ED256451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Fall Profile: 1984-85 Closing Fall Enrollment Analysis. Research Report No. 85-05.
This report provides a profile of Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) enrollment for the end of fall term 1984. The first section summarizes general enrollment trends over time by campus and by selected demographic variables. The next sections provide a summary of the ethnic composition of the students at MDCC, a description of MDCC students by age categories, and an analysis of trends for new and continuing students. The following section presents a 3-year comparison of Comparative Guidance and Placement (CGP) test score results by campus, by ethnic category, and by national quartile. Report hightlights include the following: (1) compared with fall 1983, there were 12,458 fewer credits generated and 553 fewer students enrolled in the fall 1984 term, reflecting a decrease in credit load and an increase in the number and proportion of part-time students; (2) the absolute number of Hispanic students declined in 1984, reversing a 20-year growth trend; (3) CGP test scores improved in fall 1984, with only 43% of the students scoring below the computation placement score compared to 48% the previous year; (4) the number of students in the 14 to 20 year-old age category declined, while the number of students in the 21 to 25 year-old age category and the mean age of students increased; (5) the average student credit load increased from 10.12 in fall 1983 to 10.21 in fall 1984; and (6) the proportion of students declaring the associate of arts degree (56.6%) as their objective remained stable. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.