ERIC Number: ED476890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-19
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollment Trends at Virginia's Public Colleges and Universities. A SCHEV Report.
Moschos, Marina; Massa, Tod
Every 2 years the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) works with the 15 public four-year institutions and Richard Bland College to produce a comprehensive set of enrollment projections to advise legislators and policy makers about expected enrollments for the next 6 years. This report is the result of that study for 2003. Undergraduate student enrollment in Virginia is becoming more traditional in terms of the age of the students and the proportion of full-time students attending college. Women and minorities also continue to gain ground. Women now account for 55% of undergraduate enrollment in four-year institutions and 59% in two-year schools, and students of color make up nearly 27% of the undergraduate enrollment at the senior institutions and 29% of the two-year colleges' enrollments. Over the last 15 years, the fall headcount enrollment in Virginia public higher education has increased by more than 60,000 students. More than half of this growth has occurred in the four-year institutions, but some of that growth has been students from out-of-state, so that the enrollment growth rate has actually been higher at two-year institutions. Much of the overall growth that the Commonwealth has experienced has occurred over these last 5 years. It is incumbent on policymakers to understand past enrollment trends and their impact as consideration is given to accommodating additional growth. The report contains a glossary. (Contains 20 tables, 22 figures, and 14 endnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Public Colleges, School Demography, State Colleges, Student Characteristics
For full text: http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/EnrollmentReport2003.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia