Spring 2012 Enrollment Planning Update
October 12, 2011
Spring 2012 FTES targets and the full range of enrollment planning reports are now available on the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment website.
What has changed since the September 15th update:
- We expect about 1,300 to 1,500 new transfer students to enroll although our application pool is smaller than anticipated (other CSU campuses are reporting the same).
- We anticipate a total headcount of about 33,000 students, very similar to last Spring.
What hasn’t changed:
- Open to transfer, post-baccalaureate and graduate admissions.
- Closed to freshmen and second bachelor’s students.
- Moderate admissions criteria for impacted programs.
- About 450 graduate and post-baccalaureate students expected.
- No penalty to campuses as long as they remain in the range of -2% to +3% of resident enrollment target.
- Adequate funding to fully support classes students need to make progress to degree, despite the anticipated mid-year cut. We do not have resources for non-essential classes.
- Our enrollment priorities (featured under Enrollment Planning Resources at right). Nothing is more central to our mission than ensuring we provide the classes students need to graduate.
Spring 2012 scheduling ended last week. Enrollment managers and chairs now need to review their class schedules against the Interactive Enrollment Planning Report projections and address any projected shortages and overages of seats. Please aim for aggregate course fill rates in multi-section courses in the 85 to 95 percent range. Lower fill rates in multi-section courses may indicate opportunity for greater efficiency. Higher fill rates indicate that student needs are not being met adequately.
Enrollment managers and chairs also need to monitor waiting lists and respond to needs promptly. Since January transfer Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) begins in early January, a full review of available seats must be undertaken prior to the winter break and additional seats made available for new transfers prior to SOAR, if necessary.
||Schedule Change forms can be submitted
||Continuing Registration begins
||New transfer student registration begins
Fall 2011 numbers:
- Total headcount - 34,870, up from 33,375 last Fall
- FTES - 29,097, up from 26,909
- FTF - 3,987, very close to last year’s 3,990
- New transfers - 2,685, up from 2,279
- New graduates & post-baccalaureates - 1,799, down from 2,262
- Average unit load - 12.26 (all-time high), up from 11.82
Enrollment Planning Resources
- Courses students need immediately to meet graduation requirements.
- In fall and spring terms, full schedules of classes for recently admitted first-time freshmen.
- Major, General Education, prerequisite and service courses that students need to make progress to degree with pent up unmet demand and greater than 95% fill rate in recent prior terms.
- Other high demand major, General Education, and service courses that students need to make progress to degree that are high demand (80-95% fill rate in recent prior terms).
- Other courses that students need to make progress to degree as resources permit.