ERIC Number: ED464554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Fiscal and Enrollment Changes at Nova Southeastern University: 1995 to 1999. Research and Planning Report.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
This report compiles recent fiscal and enrollment statistics for Nova Southeastern University (Florida) to assist the University in its own planning efforts. The report focuses on data from 1995 to 1999. University documents and the surveys reported to the U.S. Department of Education for the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System were used. The University's income was $184.8 million in fiscal year (FY) 1995-1996 and $250.7 million in FY 1998-1999, representing a 36% increase over this 3-year period. In the same period, the University's expenses increased by 37% to $242.6 million. Overall enrollment increased, growing from 13,941 students in the fall term of 1995 to 17,810 in the fall term of 1999. A similar percentage growth (24%) was found for the more inclusive end-of-term enrollment. Enrollment by female students grew by 22% over the period, while enrollment for male students grew by about 4%. Enrollment of white students increased by about 4%, but enrollment of black students grew by 34% and enrollment of Hispanic American students grew by 30%. By academic level, the greatest percentage growth has been in the University's professional programs (Law and programs in the Health Professions Division). Statistics are also compiled for graduates. Nova Southeastern graduates are older than traditional graduates, with the modal age of undergraduates being 26 years at the time of graduation, and the modal age for doctoral students, 52 years. These data should be useful in the planning process for Nova Southeastern University in the future. An appendix contains data tables. (Contains 10 tables and 7 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Students, Departments, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnicity, Expenditures, Financial Support, Higher Education, Income, Minority Groups, Sex Differences
For full text: http://www.nova.edu/cwis/urp/pdfs/0002.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.