College and University Enrollment

 

What is the indicator?

University and college enrollment measures the total fall enrollment at the University of Illinois and Parkland College. Spring enrollment figures are not included in this indicator.

 

What does the data say? Are there any notable trends?

 

University and College Fall Enrollment

 University of IllinoisParkland College
200036,93614,640
200137,68414,737
200238,26315,248
200338,87216,497
200439,51616,895
200540,51017,004
200641,18017,075
200740,92316,538
200841,49516,820
200941,91816,780
201041,94917,909
201142,60617,840
201242,88324,045
201343,39821,640
201443,60321,375
201544,08720,673
201644,88019,047

 

Enrollment at the University of Illinois has seen a steadily increasing trend since 2000, with a slight drop between 2006 and 2007. Enrollment at Parkland College has had less of a consistent trend, fluctuating between 2000 and 2011. Parkland College enrollment saw a sharp increase between 2011 and 2012, and has decreased since 2012.

 

Why is this important?/Why did we include it in our set of indicators?

The University of Illinois and Parkland College are both important parts of the Champaign-Urbana community. Enrollment is an intuitive measure of an institution’s growth. Enrollment cannot paint a complete picture of any institution, but it is a solid starting point.

 

Where did we get the data, and how often is it released?

This data came from enrollment reports posted on the University of Illinois and Parkland College websites, at http://www.dmi.illinois.edu/stuenr/#class and http://www.parkland.edu/about/IAR/annual enrollment.aspx, respectively.

 

Sources: Parkland College. Website. Summary Table A1: Annual Enrollment and Completion Data. FY 00 – FY 16. <http://www.parkland.edu/about/IAR/annualenrollment.aspx>. (Retrieved 6 March 2017).; Division of Management Information. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Website. UIUC Student Enrollment. Years 2000-2016. <http://www.dmi.illinois.edu/stuenr/#class>. (Retrieved 6 March 2017).