ERIC Number: ED441545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability in Higher Education: The Fourth Annual Systemwide Report.
New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.
This 1999 New Jersey systemwide report updates several key data indicators (systemwide characteristics, student outcomes, fiscal indicators, and extent of student assistance) examined in earlier reports and adds new ones (number of transfer students, credits, and academic performance of transfer students). Previous enrollment trends continued through 1998 at New Jersey higher education institutions. A decline of about 4.5% between 1993 and 1998 in the overall number of credit-seeking students, particularly at community colleges, reflects a marked decrease in part-time enrollment. Preliminary data for 1999 indicate that this decline has leveled off. Full-time enrollment continued to increase in all other sectors. The overall number of degrees and certificates granted increased. Minority student enrollment continues to grow. Tuition and fees in all public sectors account for an increasing share of institutional revenues, and these prices continue to exceed the national average. New Jersey continues to lead the nation in state-funded student assistance. New Jersey's higher education sectors outperformed their national counterparts in several key student outcome measures. The retention rates for the state college and university sector significantly exceed peer institutions across the nation, and the sectorwide 5- and 6-year graduation rates are similar to or higher than national average. The number of students transferring from New Jersey community colleges to four-year institutions increased significantly over the past 10 years. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey