ERIC Number: ED441524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec-28
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Fall 1996 and Fall 1998 Credit Students.
Each fall, the 28 individual Florida Community College System (CCS) colleges submit a preliminary fall Student Data Base file containing information on students enrolled at the beginning of the semester. This file is used to create a federally required report known as the EF-2. The report looks at the ethnicity and gender of students by enrollment and degree status and level of academic progression. This paper compares the fall 1996 and fall 1998 EF-2 reports. The number of full-time students increased by 2,605 or 2.6% between fall 1996 and fall 1998. However, the number of part-time students declined by 7,402 for a net decline of 4,797 students or 1.5%. All of the gain in full-time students was in the degree-seeking area. Losses occurred in non-degree full-time, part-time seeking and part-time non-degree seeking students. Across the system, the changes in females were more dramatic than those in males. Overall, female enrollment declined 2.0% while male enrollment declined 0.7%. Enrollment changes were not consistent among the standard ethnic groups. The preliminary fall files for 1996 and 1998 indicated the CCS enrolled fewer credit students in 1998 than in 1996. The entire decline occurred in part-time students, with females declining faster than males, and whites faster than any other ethnic group. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.