Student Semester Hours/Credit Hour Equivalents by Funding Category
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.