ERIC Number: ED354054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Enrollment Estimate, Fall 1991.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
In December 1991, the Chancellor's Office for the California Community Colleges (CCC) collected enrollment data at 49 of the state's 107 community colleges, representing approximately 54% of the total credit enrollment, in order to gain an estimate of changes, class sizes and unserved populations. Results of the survey include the following: (1) despite budget cuts, fall 1991 enrollment increased by an estimated 1.5% over fall 1990 (an estimated total of 22,000 students), apparently as a result of accommodating students diverted from the state's four-year institutions; (2) it appears that underrepresented new students and students seeking job retraining were often unable to enroll, either being "turned away" or withdrawing because they could not get classes; (3) the CCC's could not accommodate 120,000 potential students, two-fifths of whom withdrew between the first and fourth weeks of the fall term; (4) an estimated 5,000 college course sections were eliminated, generally by consolidating low-enrollment sections of multi-section courses; (5) continuing students and, sometimes, students in special programs received priority for course enrollments; (6) average class section size increased by 5% over 1990, to 31 students per class, the highest level in at least 10 years; (7) most colleges increased full-time faculty and cut part-time faculty and support staff positions; and (8) two-thirds of the colleges reported that they have not settled their collective bargaining agreements for management, certified, and classified staff. Detailed data tables, a copy of the survey instrument, and a summary of enrollment and budget trends in seven other states, are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.