* College has not provided 2020 enrollment data as of publication.
** The large drop listed in Reedley College is partly the result of a satellite campus becoming a separate college, Madera Community College.
*** College has reported the published enrollment figures for 2020 are incorrect.

HOW THE ANALYSIS WAS DONE

The analysis of California’s community colleges decline in student head counts was based on data downloaded from the systemwide Chancellor’s Office’s Data Mart  on March 19, 2021. The two primary sources of data were Annual/Term Student Count, for fall 2019 and fall 2020, which is the total head count of full-time and part-time students and Enrollment Status Summary for fall 2019 and fall 2020 which breaks students by classification such as first-year and continuing students. EdSource calculated the percentage change systemwide, by district, and by college using these data files. Change over time was calculated using the total number of students – head count – enrolled in the fall for each year from 2011 through 2020.  Fall term student head counts were used for all 10 years. The large drop listed in Reedley College is partly the result of a satellite campus becoming a separate college, Madera Community College.

Source: EdSource analysis of data from California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

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