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ERIC Number: ED507912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Fall Enrollment Report 2009
Iowa Department of Education
This report summarizes fall enrollment in Iowa's community colleges. Every year Iowa's 15 community college districts submit data on students enrolled on the 10th day of the fall semester. Highlights include: (1) Enrollment grew at its fastest pace since 1975 to a record high of 100,736 students; (2) Year-to-year growth was 14.3 percent, which is over twice the average rate of growth since 1965; (3) Full-time students outnumber part-time students for the first time since 2006; (4) Credit hours increased 15.3 percent since last year to a total of 966,945 credit hours this fall; (5) Average credit hours per student rose slightly to 9.59 credit hours, indicating that students are spending more time in courses; (6) Females still outnumber males, but the proportion of females dropped slightly from last year; (7) Students are older this year, the average age increased to 23 years old due to a disproportional increase in students between 25 and 65; (8) Community colleges still serve a large share of "traditional age" students, 72 percent of enrollees are under 25 years old; (9) Racial/ethnic minorities comprised 12 percent of fall enrollment; (10) Enrollment in college parallel programs increased 26 percent while career and technical education programs only increased one percent; (11) Health sciences is the largest career cluster, followed by business management and administration and manufacturing; (12) Enrollment of high school students grew 13 percent to 26,111 students; (13) On average, high school students enrolling in college courses enrolled in 5.13 credit hours; (14) Fall 2010 enrollment departed from projected enrollment; and (15) Enrollment is expected to increase approximately 3.5 percent next fall based on current conditions. (Contains 6 tables and 9 figures.)
Iowa Department of Education. Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146. Tel: 515-281-5294; Fax: 515-242-5988; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Department of Education, Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A