College and University Enrollment in Connecticut, Fall 2000. Report.Report as inadecuate

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This report analyzes fall 2000 headcount enrollment as reported by Connecticut's public and independent universities and colleges. It presents data on students who are enrolled for credit, with detail by full- and part-time status, level (undergraduate, graduate, or first professional), and first-time freshmen. Connecticut public and independent colleges enrolled 160,709 students in fall 2000, up 2,876 (1.8%) from last year. Although modest overall, this growth continues the gradual comeback from the low enrollment point 4 years earlier. However, fall headcount enrollment remained below the peak attained in 1989. Enrollment grew more at public institutions, and remained nearly stable at independent institutions. The overall growth was largely caused by an increase in the number of undergraduates. Graduate enrollment increased by a very small amount, Specific information is provided for components of the state's public higher education system: (1) the University of Connecticut; (2) Connecticut State University; (3) the community and technical college system; and (4) Charter Oak State College. Data for independent colleges is divided into data for the "national independents," which draw from a national pool of students, and "regional independents, which draw their students from the local area. The most dramatic changes in enrollment occurred in the five 2-year independent institutions, where the overall enrollment dropped by 23.7%. Appended are 11 data tables. (SLD)

Descriptors: College Students, Enrollment, Ethnicity, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Racial Composition, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics

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Author: Connecticut State Dept. of Higher Education, Hartford.


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