ERIC Number: ED475078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Trends in Productivity and Access for Nova Southeastern University, the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, and the State University System of Florida. Research and Planning Report.
Atherton, Blair T.
This report examines trends in enrollment, degrees awarded, and other selected data from Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) accountability reports published between 1996 and 2001. Were data were available, comparisons were made for Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and the State University System of Florida (SUS). Information in the report indicates that rates of growth in ICUF institutions and NSU exceed those of the SUS at all degree levels. However, ICUF's market share of the total enrollment between fall 1996 and fall 2000 rose from 27% to 29%, while its share of undergraduates remained constant at 25%. NSU emerged as a major provider of graduate and first-professional education in Florida. For example, NSU enrolled half of all graduate and first-professional students attending ICUF institutions, and it had the largest graduate student enrollment of all ICUF and SUS institutions. NSU showed an increase in total enrollment of students from racial and ethnic minorities that was twice that of ICUF and 2.8 times that of SUS institutions in the 1996-2000 period. Mean undergraduate class size and class size distribution at NSU and ICUF institutions as a whole remained nearly constant between fall 1996 and fall 2001. Aggregate 6-year rates of graduation remained nearly constant at 49% for ICUF and 61% for the SUS, but graduation rates oat NSU increased from 32% to 45% in the same period. Four appendixes contain tables of data about institutional rankings. (Contains 7 tables, 19 figures, and 17 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Florida