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ERIC Number: ED532606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Fall 2011: Estimated Headcount Enrollment and Pell Grant Trends
Mullin, Christopher M.; Phillippe, Kent
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1)
After a number of years of enrollment growth at the nation's community colleges, total headcount enrollments leveled off in fall 2011 from the previous year. A collaborative analysis of the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Student Clearinghouse shows an enrollment decrease of almost 1% from fall 2010 to 2011. Despite this slight decline, enrollments remain up 21.8% since fall 2007 (see Figure 1). This explosive growth was undoubtedly fueled by the economic downturn--historically, community college enrollments spike during bad economies--and occurred at a time of widespread state and local funding cuts, placing huge strains on campuses across the country. This paper presents data on estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends in Fall 2011. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program