ERIC Number: ED303200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-21
Growth and the Enrollment Process, Fall 1988.
San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.
In fall 1988, the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) requested a study of the district's enrollment process to determine sources of increasing student enrollment, reasons for delays in the registration process at Mesa College, and practices regarding the redirection of students to other campuses. Study findings, based on data obtained from the SDCCD student database and other sources, included the following: (1) fall 1985 through fall 1988 census data for enrollment status by campus suggested that enrollment growth might be due to an increasing percentage of continuing students; (2) headcount enrollment increases were experienced in all gender, ethnic, and age categories; (3) district population growth, marketing and outreach, class availability, and fee schedules were related to enrollment increases; (4) though some registration problems remained, long registration lines were reduced due to improvements in the "walk through" registration process and increased use of a mail-in registration option; and (5) San Diego State University's policy to encourage students to enroll in equivalent SDCCD courses when university courses are full is believed to have increased SDCCD enrollment. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.