Patterns of Student Enrollment, 1997-98 College Year

Patterns of Student Enrollment, 1997-98 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 headcount (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 1997-98 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 397,899 individuals enrolled at some time during the 1997-98 college year. Of these, about 280,000 or 70 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.

          Dominguez    
  Enrollment Pattern Bakersfield Chico Hills Fresno Fullerton
               
1. One Term Summer Only 0 0 0 0 0
2.   Fall Only 1050 1,872 2,194 3,289 4,340
3.   Winter Only 343 0 0 0 0
4.   Spring Only 460 1,601 2,186 2,615 3,571
               
5. Two Terms Summer and Fall 0 0 0 0 0
6.   Summer and Winter 0 0 0 0 0
7.   Summer and Spring 0 0 0 0 0
8.   Fall and Winter 512 0 0 0 0
9.   Fall and Spring 193 12,375 8,510 14,824 20,566
10.   Winter and Spring 593 0 0 0 0
               
11. Three Terms Summer, Winter and Fall 0 0 0 0 0
12.   Summer, Fall and Spring 0 0 0 0 0
13.   Summer, Winter and Spring 0 0 0 0 0
14.   Fall, Winter and Spring 3,962 0 0 0 0
               
15. Year Round All Terms 0 0 0 0 0
               
16. Term Totals Total Summer          
17.   Total Fall 5,717 14,247 10,704 18,113 24,906
18.   Total Winter 5,410 0 0 0 0
19.   Total Spring 5,208 13,976 10,696 17,439 24,137
               
20. Any Term Net Individuals 7,113 15,848 12,890 20,728 28,477

Note: Totals presented on this table may differ from those on other tables due to rounding.