FTE by Funding Category
(Please note! -- These figures are based on the state FTE formula used for funding purposes. This formula may not satisfy your purposes. Please see this FAQ for more information.)
Most categories showed at least slight gains in 2016-17. Upper-division Advanced and Professional (A&P), which consists of third- and fourth-year courses leading to bachelor's degrees, increased nearly 12%. Lower-division A&P was up more than 2%.
All vocational areas were down. Postsecondary vocational (PSV), which consists of courses leading to an associate in science degree or college credit certificate, was up nearly 3%. Postsecondary adult vocational programs were up less than 1%, while apprenticeship programs were up by more than 3%.
Developmental education ended a five-year streak of declining enrollment in 2016-17 with a healthy 6% gain. This area has declined largely as a result of legislation that changed the circumstances under which colleges can require students to take developmental classes. The developmental program has shrunk to about a third of its former size.
Note: White shading indicates a category that does not receive state funding.