ERIC Number: ED316301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Washington Community Colleges Fall Quarter Report, 1989.
Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Seattle. Research and Planning Office.
A statistical overview is provided of trends in course enrollments and student characteristics in the Washington community colleges. The report considers data related to total course enrollments; full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment in academic, vocational, and basic skills programs; state-supported FTE's by college; headcount and FTE enrollment in state-supported basic skills and developmental courses; enrollment trends in transfer and vocational programs from 1985 to 1989; on-campus FTE's by college; and percentages of full- and part-time faculty by college. With respect to student characteristics, the report looks at demographics, day/evening attendance, course area, and headcount by funding source. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) the Washington community college system served 96,779 FTE students in fall 1989, with 84,148 of them in state-funded courses; (2) fall 1989 headcount enrollment increased 2.6% over fall 1988, while FTE enrollment increased by 2.1%; (3) factors contributing to enrollment growth were a 2.1% growth in Washington's adult population, increased enrollment in traditional students under 25 years of age, and increased demand for developmental studies courses and training in allied health occupations; (4) the student population was 17% minority and 58% female; and (5) state-supported classes were taught by 3,658 full-time faculty. Tables comparing individual schools' state-supported courses, vocational activities, enrollments, and state and contract supported students are appended. (WJT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Seattle. Research and Planning Office.
Identifiers - Location: Washington