ERIC Number: ED442517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-3
Reference Count: N/A
Wyoming Community College Commission 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: age characteristics of the Wyoming population, age characteristics of credit headcount enrollments in the Wyoming College System, and penetration rates of Wyoming Colleges into Wyoming counties. Also examined are projected student enrollment for 1998-2006: projected changes in population and age demographics in Wyoming and projected enrollments in Wyoming Colleges. The study found that 93% of Wyoming College System credit headcount enrollments were Wyoming residents in 1997. From 1990-97 college system credit enrollments declined 4.7%. The proportion of 17-24 year-olds increased substantially systemwide between 1990-1997. This group is projected to continue growing until the year 2000 and then begin declining (-8% from 2000-2006). The third largest contributor to enrollment in 1997 was the 25-29 year-old group. This group is projected to increase 56% between 1997 and 2006. The document reports findings for each of the seven colleges and primary feeder counties analyses and on regression analysis of college enrollments and unemployment statistics. The inconsistency with which population growth was reflected in the proportion of college system enrollments suggests that factors other than the size of the potential pool of students have substantial impact on enrollments. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.