ERIC Number: ED418756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Washington Community and Technical Colleges Fall Enrollment & Staffing Report, 1997.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
This Fall 1997 Enrollment and Staffing Report by the State of Washington Board for Community and Technical Colleges includes information on enrollments, student demography, selected program student characteristics, state-supported course enrollment, contract-supported course enrollment, staff, and individual college data. Findings indicate that (1) the Washington community and technical colleges had less than a one-percent increase in enrollment since 1996, probably due to changes in welfare policy and the strong economy; (2) a majority of state-supported students were enrolled full-time; (3) Forty-seven percent of state FTEs (full-time equivalent students) were generated by students enrolled for workforce training purposes, 40% by students preparing to transfer, 8% by ESL or literacy students, and 6% by students for consumer homemaking or unspecified purposes; (4) the racial composition of the student population was more diverse than that of the state as a whole; (5) the proportion of female students was greater than the state average; (6) the median age, 27.6 years, remained the same as last year; (7) the number of new students increased by 2.6%; (8) like last year, the full-time faculty provided the majority of instruction; and (9) special program enrollments included more high school students than unemployed workers. (YKH)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Declining Enrollment, Educational Objectives, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Faculty, Full Time Students, Professional Personnel, Racial Composition, Resource Staff, School Demography, State Aid, Student Characteristics, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.