ERIC Number: ED426731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Year Report, 1997-98.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about Washington Community and Technical Colleges (WCTC), this report provides information about students, courses, faculty, staff, expenditures, and facilities for the 1997-98 academic year and includes historical data where available. Following a brief history of the WCTC system, the six sections of the report examine courses offered, enrollments and student demographics, student progress and success, staff, facilities, and expenditures. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) 440,442 students were enrolled in 1997-98, the largest number ever served; (2) 26% were students of color, compared with approximately 17% in the state population; (3) more than 19,000 students enrolled in distance education classes, including Internet and teleconference courses; (4) at least 10,000 students enrolled under the worker retaining program; (5) 24,433 welfare recipients enrolled at the colleges, a decline of 20 percent from the previous academic year; (6) 10,728 state-supported, full-time-equivalent faculty, classified, administrative, and other professional staff were employed in WCTC; (6) system expenditures totaled more than 675.7 million dollars; and (7) the $1,458 tuition and fee charged to a full-time student for three quarters of classes was close to the national average for two-year colleges ($1,501). (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.