ERIC Number: ED307005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Shifts in Enrollment and Completion Patterns in Illinois Public Community College Programs, Fiscal Years 1985-1989.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In June 1989, a study was conducted to examine shifts in student demand for programs offered by Illinois community colleges, focusing on program enrollment and completion patterns from fiscal years 1985 through 1989. Four indicators of student demand were examined in the study. First, enrollments were analyzed in terms of the changes that took place in the fall opening headcount of students enrolled in various program areas. Second, enrollment patterns were investigated with respect to changes that occurred in the number of credit hours taken per broad programmatic funding category. Third, the number of students completing programs was examined to determine whether shifts had occurred in the types of programs being completed. Fourth, the ratio of program completers to program enrollments was determined. Study findings included the following: (1) during the four-year period, community college enrollments decreased, especially in adult secondary education, general studies, and the general associate degree, while the number of students completing programs increased; (2) in the baccalaureate/transfer program, fall headcount enrollments, credit hour production, program completions, and ratio of completions to headcount all increased; (3) the number of credit hours generated by courses decreased in all areas except for the growth in adult basic education and baccalaureate/transfer, and the relative stability in remedial enrollments; and (4) the occupational program with the most demand was business, followed by health, trade and industrial education, and engineering technology. Data are displayed in seven statistical tables. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois