Patterns of Student Enrollment, 1996-97 College Year
Table 35 provides summaries by campus of the variations in attendance of students within the college year. Students may attend for as few as one or as many as four terms depending upon the individual campus. Patterns of enrollment are expressed in terms of unduplicated headcound (any student is counted only once). The total college year unduplicated headcount for each campus is derived from the enrollments by term combination.
Rows 1 through 4 of the table (labeled "One Term") present the number of students enrolling for only one term of the 1993-94 academic calendar for any given campus. Rows 5 through 10 present the number of students enrolling for two terms. Since a campus may have as few as two and as many as four terms in its calendar, students counted in these categories may be attending for all or only a portion of a campus academic year depending on the campus. Rows 11 through 14 indicate the number of students enrolled for three terms (on campuses using the quarter system) and row 15 presents the number of students enrolled for all four terms on a year round operation (YRO) campus.
Enrollments in Rows 1 through 15 are "unduplicated"; that is, no student is counted more than once in these rows. For example, none of the enrollment counted in Row 2 (Fall Only) is counted in Rows 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, or 14.
Rows 16 through 19 summarize the by-term enrollment on each campus. As such, they can be calculated by adding together appropriate information from Rows 1 through 15. For example, Bakersfield Row 17 (Total Fall Enrollment) can be found by adding together Rows 2 (Fall Only), 8 (Fall and Winter), 9 (Fall and Spring), and 14 (Fall, Winter, and Spring). These rows represent all of the possible combinations of attendance patterns on a three-quarter system campus.
Row 20 represents the total number of individuals enrolled at any time during the college year. Again, this figure represents only unduplicated enrollment; students are counted only once regardless of the number of terms for which they were enrolled. For any campus, the Net Individuals shown in the table can be calculated by adding together all of the enrollments shown in Rows 1 through 15.
For the CSU as a whole, a total of 391,167 individuals enrolled at some time during the 1996-97 college year. Of these, about 260,000 or 66 percent were enrolled for a full academic year on a CSU campus. For purposes of comparison, a student attended for a “full academic year” at a YRO campus if they were in attendance for three of the four quarters in the campus calendar. At Stanislaus, “attendance rate” cannot be calculated directly from aggregate data for the CSU; each campus calendar must be taken into account in order to determine the number of students enrolled for the entire year on a given campus.