ERIC Number: ED437130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Student Access Study.
Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.
This study of Wyoming citizen access to community college education explored several factors related to college enrollments over the period 1990-1997. The study further examined projected student enrollment for 1998-2006. This study reports on the findings for: (1) Wyoming population trends and community college enrollments and projected enrollments for 1990-2006; (2) proportional age demographics of Wyoming college system student credit enrollments 1990-1997; (3) college and primary feeder counties analyses for Casper College, Central Wyoming College, Eastern Wyoming College, Laramie County Community College, Northwest Wyoming College, Northern Wyoming Community College District, and Western Wyoming Community College; and (4) regression analysis of college enrollments and unemployment statistics. The inconsistency with which population growth was reflected in proportion of college system enrollments suggested that factors other than the size of the potential pool of students had substantial impact on enrollments. Literature in the field identified multiple factors affecting enrollments: emphases in college decisions making; recruitment, orientation, and retention; tuition and fees; college operating budgets; curriculum reorganization; college calendar changes in available course offerings; college outreach sites; and area prices for housing and retail goods. The level of education of the Wyoming population is relevant to the study of citizen access to education and college system enrollment projections. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming