Fall 2004 Enrollment Analysis ECC Summary

Headcount and FTES

A total of 849 students (as of census) were enrolled at ECC in fall 2004. In comparison with fall 2003 (820), student enrollment increased by 29 students or 3.5%. Total FTES also increased by 2.8% over the previous year (219.48 in fall 2004 vs. 213.32 in fall 2003 as of census).



Analysis of the total student population in fall 2004 showed that 69% were continuing students, 6% were first-time freshmen, 6% were first-time transfers, and 11% were returning students (left the district for more than one year and returned in fall 2004). The proportion of continuing students increased slightly from fall 2003 (67%). Most demographics did not change with the exception of a slight increase in the proportion of Latinos from fall 2003 (34%) to fall 2004 (37%).


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 in the college service areas.



In terms of residency status, 98% of all students were California residents. Non-residents accounted for 2% of the total student population.


Enrollment by Subject Area

Student enrollment change by subject area was also examined. Only subject areas with 50 or more students in fall 2004 were included in this analysis. The top three subject areas with the largest enrollment increases were: (1) Psychology, 56%; (2) Child Development, 36%; and (3) Black Studies, 16%. The top three subject areas with the largest enrollment decreases were: (1) Physical Science, -39%; (2) Real Estate, -27%; and (3) Mathematics, -23%.


Persistence of First-Time Freshmen

Of the first-time freshmen who were enrolled at ECC in fall 2003 as of census (N=45), 40% persisted to fall 2004. This rate is higher than the rate for fall 2003 (33% persisted from fall 2002 to fall 2003).


In summary, analysis of enrollment at ECC indicated a slight increase both in student enrollment and FTES in fall 2004 compared to fall 2003. The fall-to-fall persistence rate in fall 2004 increased slightly compared to that of fall 2003.