ERIC Number: ED425770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollment Trends and Student Characteristics--Fall Semester 1998.
To assess some of the major attributes and activities of the 19,176 students it served in the fall of 1998, Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) in Ohio conducted this study of enrollment trends and student characteristics. Major results included: (1) the fall headcount was CCC's lowest since 1973 and a 28% decline from fall 1993; (2) losses were not spread uniformly among student demographic groups (for example, losses were greater among full-time students (-12.9%) than part-time students (-7.1%); losses were lower among continuing students (-8.4%) than they were among returning students (-22.2%)(; (3) nearly 2/3 of the new high school graduates are interested in taking courses for transfer purposes, while new students who are older or transferring from another college are pursuing a wide variety of educational goals; (4) the student body is two-thirds female, one-third male; (5) average student age is 29.6, with 55% of students over 24; (6) 87% of CCC's students are from Cuyahoga County; (7) two-thirds of the students are white, one-third are other races and ethnicity; (8) part-time students composed two-thirds of the enrollment; (9) 36% of CCC's students have achieved sophomore rank; (10) almost half of the students attend only daytime classes, while 26% attend in the evenings; and (11) 37% are enrolled in transfer programs, 23% in health care, and 20% in business, with the remaining 20% in other courses of study or undecided. Appended are tables illustrating enrollment comparisons between fall 1997 and 1998, full-time equivalent totals by program, postsecondary enrollment options, and data detail. (EMH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.