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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.


Credit categories

hours a&p bachelor

hours a&p associate

hours psv

hours college prep

hours epi


Non-credit categories

hours psav

hours apprenticeship

hours cwe

hours economic development

hours recreational

Note: White shading indicates a category that does not receive state funding.
Sources: XSC140J1


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