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This report provides a statistical profile of enrollment trends, student characteristics, and challenges related to total enrollment and the enrollment of specific groups at New Jersey's Hudson County Community College (HCCC). Data and descriptions of trends are provided on student headcount enrollment for fall 1975-95; student gender, race, and age for 1990 and 1996; credit student headcount enrollment, 1990-91 to 1996-97; full-time equivalent enrollment, 1990-91 to 1995-96; percentage of county residents enrolled in fall 1995, including comparative data for other counties in New Jersey; and enrollment by registration status for 1991-96. Highlighted data include the following: (1) from 1985-90, enrollments declined by 16% (n=-533), although they subsequently increased by 50% (n=4,249) between 1990 and 1995; (2) between 1990 and 1996, the percentage of African Americans in the total enrollment increased from 13% to 19%, while the percentage of Caucasians decreased from 24% to 15%; (3) the percent of Hudson County residents 18 and older enrolled at HCCC increased from .66% in 1990 to .96% in 1996, while the state average for community colleges is 2.2%; (4) in 1994, 62% of HCCC students were enrolled full-time, compared to only 40% for community colleges statewide and 36% nationwide; and (5) between 1991 and 1996, the percentage of new freshman and new transfers increased by 46% and 48%, respectively. (HAA)

Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Full Time Students, Part Time Students, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges

Author: Oromaner, Mark


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