ERIC Number: ED328320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Enrollment Growth, 1985 to 1989.
Morris, Cathy; Patterson, Carol
Fall 1985 and fall 1989 enrollments at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) are compared in this report, highlighting changes in ethnic composition, native language, degree declarations, credits earned, age, credit load, immigration status for the student body as a whole, and for new students. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) between fall 1985 and fall 1989, credit enrollments increased by 19.1%, from 41,269 to 49,145 students; (2) Black enrollments showed the largest percentage growth, 28.2% (N=1,787) during this period, while Hispanic enrollments showed the largest student growth, an increase of 25.7% (N=5,520), and White enrollments increased by 3.1% (N=389); (3) in spite of the large increase in Hispanic enrollments, the number of students claiming English as their native language increased by 25.5%, while native Spanish speakers increased by only 17.3%; (4) there were disproportionately large increases in numbers of continuing students (+21.7%), students with more than 60 earned credits (+37.0%), and students declaring an associate in arts degree major (+28.6%); (5) in both overall enrollments and among new students, there has been a larger increase in full-time students than part-timers; (6) a 22.4% increase in 21- to 30-year olds, a 30.3% increase in 31- to 50-year olds, and a decrease of 11.7% in the "over 50" age group left the average student age constant at 25.7 years old; and (13) examination of Immigration status revealed that most of the growth came from U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens. Data tables and bar graphs are included. (GFW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.