ERIC Number: ED402986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-20
Reference Count: N/A
Noncredit Course Enrollments, Fiscal Year 1996.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Each year, in addition to offering academic courses for credit, Illinois' public community colleges endeavor to meet the needs of their local areas by offering community service programs. These programs offer an array of courses on a noncredit basis, suitable for updating professional skills in business and industry or satisfying personal interests in hobbies, leisure, or recreation. Courses are often offered at neighborhood locations and may vary from classes completed in a few evenings to those that last several weeks. In order to ascertain the extent of community service activities within the community college system, the Illinois Community College Board annually conducts a survey of noncredit classes provided by the colleges during the fiscal year. Findings for fiscal years 1995 and 1996 include the following: (1) the unduplicated headcount for 1996 was 254,774 students, up from 222,887 in 1995; (2) the duplicated headcount for 1996 was 382,215, an increase of 46,201 from 1995; (3) there were 27,058 course sections conducted in 1996, compared to 25,194 in 1995; and (4) Joliet Community College had the highest unduplicated headcount for an individual college in 1996, with 20,977 students, while Parkland Community College had the highest duplicated headcount, with 54,526 students. Tables showing systemwide data and results for each community college are included. (Author/HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.