ERIC Number: ED446787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Washington Community and Technical Colleges Academic Year Report, 1999-2000.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Provides a snapshot of funding, facilities, staffing, and enrollments in community and technical colleges in the past academic year in Washington state's community and technical colleges. These colleges served 472,470 students in 1999-00, the largest number ever served. The colleges enrolled the equivalent of 153,559 full-time students each quarter in 1999-00. Of the total, 124,438 FTEs were in state-funded courses. The racial composition of the student population was significantly more diverse than that of the state as a whole. The student population was more female than the state's adult population. In 1999-00, there were 34,274 students enrolled in distance-learning classes including Internet courses. In 1999-00, 13,092 Running Start students accounted for 7,767 FTEs. More than 11,600 students enrolled under the worker retraining program. Students enrolled for the purpose of workforce training generated most of the state FTEs (47%), followed by those enrolled in preparation for transfer to four-year institutions (37%). About one-third of all students taking courses eligible for need-based financial aid received aid in 1999-00. In 1999-00, 11,169 state-supported full-time equivalent staff including faculty, classified, administrative, and other professionals were employed in Washington community and technical colleges. System expenditures totaled more than $757.6 million. Capital appropriations for the 1999-01 biennium total $232 million. Tuition and fees of $1,584 were charged to a full-time student for classes over three quarters. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.