ERIC Number: ED421177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
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Washington Community and Technical Colleges, Academic Year Report, 1996-97.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
This report provides a snapshot of funding, facilities, staffing, and enrollments in the academic year 1996-97. It also describes key measures of student outcomes. The report is broken up into six major sections, which include courses offered, enrollments and student demographics, student progress and success, staff, facilities, and expenditures. Some major findings indicate that the WCTC served 435,390 students in 1996-97, 142,916 of which were full-time equivalent students (FTEs). The student population had more females than males and was significantly more racially diverse than that of the state as a whole. There were 12,071 students enrolled under the Worker Retraining program, and 10,250 Running Start students (high school students enrolled in college at no charge). Nearly half of the FTEs were enrolled for workforce training, while 38% were preparing to transfer to four-year institutions. About one-third of eligible students received financial aid. There were 15,716 state-supported faculty and staff employed at WCTC, and system expenditures totaled more than $625.5 million. Nearly half a billion of that was in a combination of state funds plus tuition collections, and capital appropriations for 1995-97 biennium totaled $117.8 million. The yearly tuition for a WCTC student, $1,401, was nearly equal to that of the national average for two-year colleges. (YKH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annual Reports, Community Colleges, Courses, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Full Time Equivalency, Full Time Students, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, School Demography, School Funds, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Technical Institutes, Transfer Students, Tuition, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.