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ERIC Number: ED525108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 128
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Year Report, 2009-2010
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
This Academic Year Report 2009-10 provides a snapshot of funding, facilities, staffing, and enrollments in community and technical colleges in the past academic year. The report also describes key measures of student outcomes and addresses the most frequently asked questions related to expenditures, personnel and students. Additional demographic information regarding community and technical college students is available in the sister publication Fall Enrollment and Staffing Report, 2009. The primary source of information for this document is the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' (SBCTC) Data Warehouse, which is derived from the common management information systems used by all community and technical colleges in the state. The highlights of this report are: (1) Washington community and technical colleges enrolled the equivalent of 198,927 full-time students (annual FTES) during academic year 2009-10, and for the second straight year had an increase of 8 percent over the previous year and a historic record level; (2) Community and technical colleges served nearly half a million people--469,907 students in 2009-10; (3) A record high total of 77,936 (49 percent) state-supported FTES were generated by students enrolled for workforce education (upgrading job skills or preparing to enter a new job field), a 14 percent increase over the previous year; (4) The weak economy and jobless recovery in 2009-10 drove up Worker Retraining enrollments by nearly 51 percent; (5) Students who were preparing to transfer to four-year institutions accounted for 59,694 FTES (37 percent); (6) eLearning enrollment continued its double-digit growth rate. In 2009-10, colleges enrolled 30,911 FTES in eLearning instruction, an increase of 31 percent from 2008-09; (7) In 2009-10, 18,799 Running Start students--high school students earning high school and college credit simultaneously--accounted for 12,459 FTES; (8) Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) pairs ABE or ESL with workforce training; (9) In 2009-10, 21,677 individuals were employed in state-supported positions in Washington community and technical colleges; (10) System expenditures totaled more than $1.2 billion; and (11) Capital appropriations for the 2007-2009 biennium totaled $525 million. Appended are: (1) Full-Time Undergraduate Student Tuition and Fees; (2) Quarterly Enrollment Information; and (3) Definitions. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. P.O. Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495. Tel: 360-704-4400; Fax: 360-704-4415; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Identifiers - Location: Washington