ERIC Number: ED476301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
College and University Enrollment in Connecticut, Fall 2002.
Connecticut State Board of Governors for Higher Education, Hartford.
This document presents information about the fall 2002 enrollment at Connecticut's college and universities. The report first discusses some general trends in headcount enrollment and then analyzes data on full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment and demographic details on residence. The 2002 total of 162,748 students is the highest ever for Connecticut, surpassing the previous peak in 1989. This is the fifth consecutive year of growth since 1997, when enrollment was the lowest of the last quarter century. Both the numeric increase in students in fall 2002 and the percentage gain (3.1%) are the largest in at least 25 years. The 12 community colleges provided 44% of that statewide gain of 5,071. The community colleges remain the largest sector of higher education, enrolling more than one in every four students. The share of full-time students has risen from a bare majority (50.7%) of the statewide total in 1992 to 61% in 2002, in large part due to Connecticut's boomlet of traditional-age students. The overall growth rate of 10% in enrollment since 1997 masks the more rapid growth of full-time undergraduates of the traditional age, which increased 24% over the same 5-year period. (Contains 11 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Enrollment, Ethnicity, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Racial Composition, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics
For full text: http://www.ctdhe.org/info/pdfs/Enrollment2003.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Governors for Higher Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut