The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges: 2008

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September 26, 2011

The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges: 2008

A report on Iowa community college students and faculty during the 2007-2008 academic year. Includes a special report on joint enrollees.

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Tom Schenk Jr

September 26, 2011
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  1. THE ANNUAL CONDITION OF IOWA’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES: 2008 Tom Schenk

    Jr., Consultant
  2. Enrollment increased to a new record high of 128,146, an

    increase of 1.7 percent over last year. Although an increase, growth was slower than prior years. Fiscal Year Enrollment 2 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 140,000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  3. Enrollment and credit hours grew. In actuality, students enrolled in

    fewer credit hours on average. Credit hours per student fell to 14.5 credit hours per student. Typically, a community college course is 3 credit hours. Credit Hours per Student 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  4. Student Demographics 57% Female 89% White 24old Young 93% Resident

    4 years
  5. Females comprise 57 percent of community college enrollment. This is

    equal to the share of women enrolled in community colleges nationally. Ever since 1980, women have comprised a majority of enrollment in higher education. Gender Distribution 5
  6. The average student age is 24.5 years-old, the same as

    the most recent national estimate. The median age, however, provides a better discription of students. In 2008, the median age was 20.9 years-old. Student Age 6 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 Median age = 20.9 Average age= 24.5
  7. Over 93 percent of community college students were residents of

    the state. Six percent were residents in another state, while less than one percent were international students. Student Residency 7 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 Iowa Out-of-State International
  8. Whites are the largest group (89 percent), followed by blacks

    (4.8 percent), Hispanics (3.3 percent), Asians (2.2 percent), and American Indians (0.6 percent). Race & Ethnicity 8 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 American Indian Asian Black Hispanic White
  9. Hispanics are the fastest growing group in commmunity colleges, growing

    51 percent since 2004. The number of black and Asian students grew 32 abnd 22 percent respectively. The number of whites grew 8 percent. Race & Ethnicity Growth 9 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Hispanic Asian Black White
  10. College parallel, as in previous years, is the largest program

    type. Most of these students continue onto a 4-year institution after leaving the college. CTE is the second largest with 32 percent of enrollment. Program Types 10
  11. CTE Majors 0 4,000 8,000 12,000 16,000 20,000 Agriculture, Food

    and Natural Resources Architecture and Construction Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Business, Management and Administration Education and Training Finance Government and Public Administration Health Science Hospitality and Tourism Human Services Information Technology Law, Public Safety and Security Manufacturing Marketing, Sales and Service STEM Transportation, Distribution and Logistics 11
  12. Enrollment grew 13 percent to 36,776 students. Twenty-nine percent of

    students enroll in one or more online course in 2008 compared to 26 percent in 2007. Online Enrollment 12 24.3% 75.7% 29.6% 70.4%
  13. The average age for students who enroll online is 25.5

    years-old, slightly older than the overall student population (24.5 years-old). Online enrollment is more popular for students in their mid-20s through mid-30s. Enrollment by Age 13 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 Average age = 25.5 Student population
  14. Joint enrollment grew 4.5 in 2008 to 31,450 students. Although

    enrollment grew, it grew at a slower rate than prior years. Joint Enrollment 14 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  15. Enrollment by District 15 NEW

  16. Most joint enrollees, 58 percent, were high school seniors while

    a third were juniors. Overall, more than 92 percent of joint enrollees were upperclassmen. Grade Level 16 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade NEW
  17. Joint enrollees had a higher average ACT composite score than

    Iowa’s seniors. Joint enrollees scored 22.8 on the ACT, which was higher than Iowa’s seniors at a statistically significant level. ACT Scores 17 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536 Joint enrollees= 22.8 Iowa seniors= 21.9 NEW
  18. Most joint enrollees are enrolled through contractual agreements (e.g., 28E’s),

    followed by Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO), and tuition payment. Arrangement Type 18
  19. Community colleges granted 14,384 awards last year, a 1.6 percent

    decrease. Associate’s degrees were the largest category of awards. Student Awards 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 19 Associate’ s Diploma Certificate Other
  20. Awards by Gender Enrollment by Gender Awards by Gender 20

  21. Awards by Major 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 Agriculture,

    Food and Natural Resources Architecture and Construction Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Business, Management and Administration Education and Training Finance Government and Public Administration Health Science Hospitality and Tourism Human Services Information Technology Law, Public Safety and Security Manufacturing Marketing, Sales and Service STEM Transportation, Distribution and Logistics 21
  22. Slightly over 52 percent of first-time, full-time students entering in

    2006 either transferred or graduated within three years (by 2008). Success Rate 22 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 2005 2006 NEW
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  24. The three year graduation rate for first-time, full-time students rose

    slightly to 39.1 percent for the 2006 cohort. The graduation rate has fluctuated, but stayed ahead of the national graduation rate (33 percent). Graduation Rate 24 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
  25. Time-to-degree rose slightly to 2.4 years for the 2004 cohort

    from 2.3 years. Time to Degree 25 0 1 2 2003 2004 NEW
  26. Non-credit enrollment grew 3.7 percent to 289,098 in fiscal year

    2008. Non-credit Enrollment 26 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  27. Enrollment in adult literacy declined 2.7 percent to 29,007 students.

    Adult Literacy Enrollment 27 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  28. The number of employees grew 11.5 percent since last year

    to 14,534 employees. Employees 28 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  29. Instructors comprised 48 percent of all employment last year. The

    number of instructors has remained relatively steady, around 7,000 since 2004. Instructors 29 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  30. The median age for instructors was 50.6 years-old last year.

    That is, over half of all instructors are over 50 years-old. Over 37 percent of all instructors are over 72 years old. Instructor Age 30 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61 63 65 67 69 71 Median age = 50.6
  31. In 2008 the U.S. Department of Education reported the national

    average for salaries was 23 percent higher than the average instructor salary in Iowa. Instructor Salaries 31 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 National Iowa