ERIC Number: ED336163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Credit Student Enrollment Trends. St. Petersburg Junior College Educational Program Abstracts, Volume 6, Number 1.
Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL.
Consisting primarily of data tables and bar graphs, this report describes the student population enrolled in credit degree programs at St. Petersburg Junior College (SPJC) and its branches (Tarpon Springs Center, Clearwater, and Health Education Center). Focusing on enrollment by the end of the first week of classes in fall 1991, the report also presents enrollment trends for the 5 years from fall 1987 through fall 1991. Study findings include the following: (1) of the 19,271 fall 1991 students, 69.7% were enrolled in the college transfer Associate of Arts degree program, 69.5% attended classes on a part-time basis, 69.8% were between the ages of 15 and 29 years with an average age of 26.6 years, 59.9% were female, and 89.1% were White, 5.2% were Black, 2.3% were Hispanic, and 2% were Asian; (2) the total number of students increased college-wide from 16,599 in fall 1987 to 19,271 in fall 1991; (3) despite an increase in total college-wide headcount enrollment, both Clearwater and St. Petersburg showed a decrease in the percentage of the total for the last 5 years, while the Health Education Center and Tarpon Springs Center showed an increase for the same period; (4) since 1987, a little less than one-third of SPJC students were enrolled for 12 or more hours; (5) between 1987 and 1991, about 60% of SPJC students were female; (6) the percentage of students 19 years of age and under decreased over the 5-year period; (7) the percentages of Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians increased over the 5 years; and (8) since 1988, student enrollment in Associate of Science degree and certificate programs decreased, a phenomenon that has greatly affected college funding. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL.