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ERIC Number: ED555975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Fall Enrollment Report. 2014
Iowa Department of Education
This report summarizes and analyzes fall enrollment in Iowa's community colleges. Each year, Iowa's 15 community colleges submit data on enrollment on the 10th business day of the fall semester. Some highlights from this report include: (1) Fall 2014 enrollment was 93,772 students--a decline of 0.49 percent from last fall; (2) Enrollment continues to exceed pre-recession levels, but is down markedly from peak enrollment in fall 2010, particularly for students over age 24; (3) Compared to fall 2013, registered semester hours fell 4.6 percent to 832,234, and declined at 11 of the 15 community colleges; (4) The typical student is a white (77 percent) female (54 percent) from Iowa (91 percent) whose average age is 21.6 years, and enrolled part-time (60 percent) in a transfer-oriented college parallel program (68 percent); (5) A total of 27,455 students enrolled in at least one online course, accounting for almost 30 percent of total enrollment; (6) Health science remained the largest career and technical education (CTE) career cluster; manufacturing was second; business management and administration was third; (7) Enrollment of high school students (joint enrollment) increased 12.2 percent from fall 2013, to 31,446 students; and (8) Next fall, between 90,427 and 98,195 students are predicted to enroll in Iowa's community colleges.
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: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Department of Education, Division of Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: Iowa