Fall 2004 Enrollment Analysis City College Summary

Headcount and FTES

A total of 13,625 students were enrolled at City College in fall 2004. In comparison with fall 2003 (13,736 as of census), student enrollment decreased by 111 students or less than 1%. Total FTES decreased by 278.07 (6.4%) compared to that of the previous year (4,097.9 in fall 2004 vs. 4,375.97 in fall 2003 as of census).



Analysis of the total student population in fall 2004 showed that 63% were continuing students, 11% were first-time freshmen, 15% were first-time transfers, and 10% were returning students (left the district for more than one year and returned in fall 2004). Continuing students constituted a slightly lower percent (63%) of the total student population in fall 2004 than fall 2003 (68%). Most demographics did not change from fall 2003 to fall 2004 except that there was 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, 94% of all students were California residents. Non-residents accounted for 7% of the total student population. The proportion of non-resident students increased slightly from fall 2003 (5%) to fall 2004.


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 2003 to fall 2004 were: (1) Photography, 38%; (2) Dance, 19%; (3) Economics, 15%; (4) Mathematics, 9%, and (5) Plumbing-PLBG, 8%. The top five subject areas with the largest enrollment decreases were: (1) American Sign Language/Interpreting, -40%; (2) Electricity, -38%; (3) Cosmetology, -28%; (4) Computer & Information Science, -24%; and (5) Plumbing Service & Repair, -21%.


Persistence of First-Time Freshmen

Of all the first-time freshmen enrolled at City College in fall 2003 as of census (N=1,282), 48% persisted to fall 2004. This rate was slightly higher than the rate for fall 2003 (46% persisted from fall 2002 to fall 2003). The 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 (58%) than other groups. Females had a slightly higher persistence rate (48%) than males (47%). Latino and Filipino students persisted at a higher rate (50% and 51% respectively) in fall 2004 than other ethnic groups.


In summary, analysis indicated an enrollment decrease of less than 1%, but a FTES decrease of 6.4% from fall 2003 to fall 2004. The fall-to-fall persistence rate of the first-time freshmen increased slightly from 2003 (46%) to fall 2004 (48%). In addition, fall-to-fall persistence rates of Latino and Filipino students were higher than other ethnic groups.