Fall 2003 Enrollment Analysis City College Summary
Headcount and FTES
A total of 13,736 students were enrolled at City College in fall 2003. In comparison with fall 2002 (14,322 as of census), student enrollment decreased by 586 students or 4%. Total FTES remained relatively unchanged over the previous year (4310.79 in fall 2003 vs. 4293.95 in fall 2002).
Analysis of the total student population in fall 2003 showed that 68% were continuing students, 11% were first-time freshmen, 11% were first-time transfers, 11% were returning students (left the district for more than one year and returned in fall 2003), and 1% were current high school students. Continuing students constituted a slightly higher percent (68%) of the total student population in fall 2003 than fall 2002 (63%). Most demographics did not change from fall 2002 to fall 2003 with the exception of a slight decrease in the proportion of African American students, and a slight increase in the proportion of Latino students.
New Student Enrollment by Service Area
New student enrollment by service area was analyzed and results showed that enrollment of first-time freshmen decreased slightly from the college’s service area. The total enrollment of first-time transfers decreased from the college’s service area as well as non-district service areas.
In terms of residency status, 95% of all students were California residents. Non-residents accounted for 5% of the total student population. The proportion of non-resident students increased slightly from fall 2002 to fall 2003 (4% of the total student population in fall 2002).
Enrollment by Subject Area
Student enrollment change by subject area was also examined. Only subject areas with 100 or more students in fall 2003 were included in this analysis. The top five subject areas with the largest enrollment increases from fall 2002 to fall 2003 were: (1) American Sign Language, 78%; (2) Graphic Arts, 29%; (3) Electricity, 27%; (4) Anthropology, 25%; and (5) Nursing, 21%. The top five subject areas with the largest enrollment decreases were: (1) Cosmetology, -42%; (2) Computer/Information Science, -36%; (3) Electrical, -29%; (4) Disabled Students Programs and Services, -28%; and (5) Pipefitting, -28%.
Persistence of First-Time Freshmen
Of all the first-time freshmen enrolled at City College in fall 2002 as of census (N=1,526), 46% persisted to fall 2003. This rate is slightly higher than the rate for fall 2002 (39% persisted from fall 2001 to fall 2002). The one-year persistence rate of first-time freshman was also broken down by educational objective, gender, and ethnicity. Results showed that students who intended to transfer without an associate degree persisted at a higher rate (57%) than those who were undecided (49%). Females had a higher persistence rate (50%) than males (42%). A higher proportion of Asians (53%) and Filipinos (52%) persisted from fall 2002 to fall 2003 than other ethnic groups.
In summary, analysis of census enrollment at City College indicated a 4% enrollment decrease and there was not much change in FTES from fall 2002 to fall 2003. The fall-to-fall persistence rates of the first-time freshmen were also compared with data from the previous year. Results showed slightly higher fall-to-fall persistence rates than those of fall 2002. Females had a higher persistence rate than males. Additionally, persistence rates of Asians and Filipinos were also higher than other ethnic groups for both fall-to-fall and fall-to-fall semesters.