ERIC Number: ED428814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Washington Community and Technical Colleges Fall Enrollment & Staffing Report, 1998.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
This report provides a statistical overview of trends in enrollment, student characteristics, and staffing in Washington's community and technical colleges during fall quarter 1997. Sections cover enrollment, student demographics, selected program student characteristics, state-supported course enrollment, contract-supported course enrollment, staff, and information by college. Highlights for fall 1998 show that: (1) 137,925 full-time equivalent (FTE) students attended full-time, an increase of 2% over 1997; (2) 45% of FTE students were enrolled for workforce training purposes, and 40% intended to transfer; (3) students of color represented 22% of transfer-oriented students; (4) 57% of the student population was female, a proportion higher than the proportion of females in the state's population; (5) the median age of students in state-supported classes was 27.7 years, with transfer students averaging 21 years of age; (6) the number of new students increased by 9%, marking the third year of an increasing number of new students, a change in the downward trend of the previous 16 years; (7) full-time faculty provided 55% of all instruction; and (8) special program enrollments included 9,750 high school students in Running Start, 5,772 unemployed workers in Worker Retraining, and 8,063 students in distance learning classes. (AS)
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.