ERIC Number: ED402990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Student Enrollment and Completions in the Illinois Community College System, Fiscal Year 1996.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
At the close of each fiscal year, the 49 public community colleges of the Illinois Community College System (ICCS) are required to submit detailed student records to the ICCS board providing data on annual enrollments and completions for credit-generating students. Highlights for fiscal year (FY) 1996 include the following: (1) ICCS institutions enrolled 675,554 students in instructional credit courses, a 1% decrease from the previous year; (2) annual full-time equivalent enrollment was 217,055, a decrease of .9% from fiscal year 1995; (3) the percent of minority students enrolled decreased slightly (.4%), although they accounted for nearly one-third of those enrolled in community colleges; (4) 3 out of 4 students attended part-time in FY 1996; (5) as in previous years, the associate degree program in nursing was the largest occupational program, enrolling 12,269 students; (6) nearly 36,000 degrees and certificates were awarded to students in FY 1996, a 2.7% decrease over FY 1995; (7) females accounted for 61% of all completions; (8) minority students earned 22% of the collegiate-level degrees awarded, comprised 25% of occupational program completers, but accounted for only 17% of the total graduates with baccalaureate or transfer degrees; and (9) only 70% of the students who successfully completed baccalaureate or transfer degrees indicated an intent to transfer to a four-year institution. Detailed tables on enrollments and completions are included. (HAA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.