ERIC Number: ED462087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Cuesta College Student Characteristics and Enrollment Trends, Fall 2001.
Enrollment at Cuesta College in California is at an all-time high of 10,165 students and it continues to increase. This report discusses student characteristics and enrollment trends for the periods 1997-2001 (5-year analysis) and 1999-2001 (2-year analysis). Highlights include: (1) continuing students constituted only 49% of the 2001 student body, while first-time students accounted for 25%, new transfer students accounted for 13%, returning transfer students accounted for 4%, and returning students accounted for 9%; (2) 44% of students enrolled in day classes, 34% enrolled in day and evening classes, and 22% enrolled only in evening classes; (3) 34% of students were enrolled in fewer than six units, while 37% of students were full time (12-15 units); (4) 66% of students had completed fewer than 30 units, while only 5% of students had completed 60 or more units; (5) 7% of students had already earned a bachelor's degree or higher; (6) 55% of students are female, and 45% are male, which compares well with the nationwide trend; (7) 72% of students are white, 14% are Hispanic, 1% are African American, and 3% are Asian; (8) an increase of students in the other/undeclared ethnic category occurred at each campus--this was most pronounced at the Arroyo Grande center, where the percentage almost doubled from last year (7% in 2000 to 12% in 2001); and (9) 21% of students are age 20-21, 15% are 19, and 10% are 31-40. Appended are enrollment histories, local residency statistics, regional enrollment comparisons, and a glossary of terms. (Contains 21 tables and 31 figures.) (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuesta Coll., San Luis Obispo, CA.