ERIC Number: ED438758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Opening Fall Enrollment, 1999.
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
This report highlights the fall 1999 enrollment figures submitted by Maryland's colleges and universities. Some of the main findings are that total headcount enrollments at Maryland's colleges and universities increased for the third straight year, rising by nearly 3,000 students to 267,653. However, enrollment at Maryland campuses still have not attained the level set in 1992. Nearly all of the increase was due to a sharp jump in the number of full-time undergraduates, to a record high of 119,610. Part-time undergraduate enrollment is at its lowest level since 1980. The number of new full-time freshmen grew by 2.1 percent, to a record high of 29,569. There were sharp increases at the independent institutions and community colleges. Full-time graduate and professional enrollments had a strong year, jumping by 3.8 percent. Total headcount enrollment growth was greatest at the independent colleges and universities, where the number of students rose by 3.8 percent for the second consecutive year. Four-year public campuses experienced an increase of 1.8 percent. The number of students at community colleges fell by almost 1 percent. There were variations within higher education sectors. Women continued to outnumber men, comprising 58 percent of all students. (SM)
Descriptors: College Students, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, State Colleges, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Tel: 800-974-0203 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland