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ERIC Number: ED291432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Student Enrollment Data and Trends in the Public Community Colleges of Illinois: Fall 1987.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Fall 1987 "end-of-registration" enrollment data were gathered for the 50 public community colleges in Illinois and compared with data from previous years. Highlights of the analysis indicate that: (1) the colleges enrolled 324,163 students in instructional credit courses, representing a decrease of 3.2% from the fall 1986 term; (2) full-time equivalent enrollment decreased 3.0% between fall 1986 and fall 1987; (3) the proportion of full-time students enrolled in community colleges increased from 28.7% in fall 1986 to 29.5% in fall 1987; (4) almost half of the full-time students were enrolled in pre-baccalaureate transfer curricula; (5) the number of male students decreased at a higher rate than the number of female students; (6) minority student headcount enrollment decreased in both numbers and the proportion of total student enrollment in comparison to the fall 1986 term; (7) the median age of community college students was 27.4 in fall 1987 and 28.0 in fall 1986; (8) over 45% of the students enrolled in fall 1987 had been enrolled at the same college the previous term; (9) the proportion of first-time students decreased from 34.6% in fall 1986 to 34.0% in fall 1987; and (10) enrollments decreased in all program areas except pre-baccalaureate transfer and vocational skills. Data is displayed in 14 tables. An appendix provides a breakdown of enrollment by classification of instructional programs codes. (UCM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Day Students, Declining Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Evening Students, Full Time Equivalency, Full Time Students, Minority Groups, Out of State Students, Part Time Students, Public Colleges, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois