ERIC Number: ED257515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Selected Factors Influencing Enrollment Patterns.
This report presents an analysis of factors influencing enrollment patterns at Lake City Community College (LCCC; Florida) and recommends ways to increase enrollments at the college. Section I reviews the methods of collecting data for the report, which included interviews with key college personnel, an examination of social indicators such as census reports, and a survey of selected students at LCCC. Section II examines specific factors that may have influenced LCCC's declining enrollment patterns, focusing on financial aid; testing procedures; the delimiting date for veterans' benefits; enrollments at correctional institutes; the enrollment of correctional officers; media reports on the college; residence halls at LCCC; recruitment procedures; high school/college articulation; population projections; changes in employment statistics; and different requirements for the associate in arts degree at LCCC and other colleges. Next, section III recommends activities to increase enrollments; e.g., a community needs assessment; more emphasis on recruitment; expanded college literature; the use of county liaison officers; investigation of student registration/ attendance patterns; increased continuing education courses; more high school/college articulation; a review of general education requirements for the associate in arts degree; and an increased emphasis on the college's residence halls. A survey of student perceptions of the college and a list of strategies employed while collecting data are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lake City Community Coll., FL.