Analysis of Enrollment Data

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Program Review 2008 (Appendix Q)

Analysis of Enrollment Data

Data Window: Spring 2001-Winter 2006 (Summer 2004 data missing)

Analysis of Enrollment Data *

Introduction *

Comparison Group—Largest Programs *

Pre-Baccalaureate and 100-Level *

200-Level *

300-Level *

400-Level *

Lower Division *

Upper Division *

Undergraduate *

Comparison Group—A & L College *

Pre-Baccalaureate and 100-Level *

200-Level *

300-Level *

400-Level *

Lower Division *

Upper Division *

Undergraduate *

Comparison Group—Comparable Programs *

Pre-baccalaureate and 100-Level *

200-Level *

300-Level *

400-Level *

Lower Division *

Upper Division *

Undergraduate *

 

Introduction

First some basic facts:

The English Department accounts for 3.6% of all lower division enrollment at CSULA, second only the Math Department (4.6%)

The English Department accounts for 1.8% of all upper division enrollment at CSULA, seventh behind Elementary Education, Sociology, Management, Psychology, Social Work and Accounting

The English Department accounts for 5.8% of all undergraduate enrollment at CSULA, more than any other department on campus

A cursory review of the English Department’s course offerings would probably focus on the importance of lower-division writing courses. The pre-baccalaureate developmental writing courses (ENGL 095 and 096) account for over 14% of all English Department enrollment, and first-year writing courses (ENGL 101 and 102) account for an additional 41%. In total, these writing courses account for 56% of all English Department enrollment.

However, it is important to remember that despite the sheer size of the writing program, the department remains significant for its other offerings. It is seventh in upper division enrollment (as noted above), eighth in 200-level enrollment, nineteenth in 300-level enrollment and sixth in 400-level enrollment. In terms of 400-level course enrollment, only Elementary, Secondary and Special Education, Psychology and Social Work serve more students at CSULA than English.

The following table shows that class sizes in the English Department tend to be equal to average class sizes in undergraduate courses in most categories. While the pre-baccalaureate and 100-level class sizes in English fall 14% below the average class size for similar courses in the twenty largest campus programs, that difference is cut in half when the pre-baccalaureate courses are excluded. Enrollment in 200-level courses slightly trails that of other programs, and enrollment in 400-level courses significantly exceeds that of other programs. The greatest weakness in enrollment currently is in 300-level courses, where enrollment falls well below averages in other categories and for other programs.

 

 

 

Class Size Averages

Rank of English Department in Class Size Average Compared to Group

(highest ranked 1)

 

English

Largest Programs

A & L College Programs

Comparable Programs

Amongst Largest Programs

Amongst A & L Programs

Amongst Comparable Programs

Pre-bacc and 100-level

22.5

25.7

21.6

27.7

16/20

5/19

11/15

200-level

24.1

25.9

14.7

27.0

12/20

5/19

7/17

300-level

16.9

29.0

15.6

27.4

21/25

8/20

12/18

400-level

25.8

20.3

13.4

20.1

9/20

1/20

3/18

Lower Division

22.7

25.3

19.4

28.2

19/25

7/25

12/18

Upper Division

22.9

22.8

14.2

23.6

18/25

4/22

10/18

All Undergraduate

22.7

22.8

16.5

26.5

18/25

4/26

13/18

The following pages provide detailed comparisons between class sizes and enrollment in English and other programs.

 

 

Comparison Group—Largest Programs

The following tables compare English Department enrollment to enrollment in the twenty or twenty-five largest programs at CSULA. The size of the programs is determined by the total student credit hours for the course, where each enrolled student contributes the number of units associated with the course to that total.

Pre-Baccalaureate and 100-Level

This comparison group includes the twenty largest undergraduate programs in terms of student credit hours in pre-baccalaureate and 100-level courses.

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

1258

113093

29243

22.47

2

MATH

1108

121359

30363

27.38

3

POLS

190

40864

10216

53.80

4

BIOL

145

40356

9740

69.60

5

KIN

1077

39331

33221

9.10

6

PHIL

199

38204

9589

48.00

7

ART

328

35918

9077

27.40

8

COMM

328

33267

8953

25.40

9

PSY

133

29848

7462

56.10

10

GEOL

156

28364

7091

45.50

11

GEOG

237

26901

7153

28.40

12

CHEM

166

22145

5705

33.40

13

SOC

110

19568

4892

44.50

14

ASTR

214

18571

7535

21.70

15

HIST

117

17840

4460

38.10

16

MUS

556

16557

6070

7.40

17

CHDV

56

13232

3308

59.10

18

SPAN

132

12768

3192

24.20

19

COMD

76

11008

2752

36.20

20

TA

126

10794

2971

21.40

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 25.7 or 14% more than the English Department average. The median for this group is 30.9, with the English Department ranked sixteenth (i.e. fifteen programs have higher averages and four programs have lower averages).

 

200-Level

This comparison group includes the twenty largest undergraduate programs in terms of student credit hours in 200-level courses.

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

MATH

504

46552

12033

23.10

2

HIST

203

39064

9766

48.10

3

ECON

244

35088

8772

36.00

4

ACCT

218

26540

6635

30.40

5

SOC

150

22946

5920

38.20

6

ANTH

131

19156

4789

36.60

7

PHYS

145

17525

4767

30.20

8

ENGL

172

16588

4147

24.10

9

PHIL

156

16080

4020

25.80

10

NURS

264

15237

4600

14.40

11

FIN

85

11088

2772

32.60

12

CRIM

42

10824

2706

64.40

13

BIOL

19

10115

2023

133.10

14

ART

157

10038

2893

16.00

15

TVF

88

9700

2425

27.60

16

CS

113

9491

2348

21.00

17

CHDV

46

7512

1878

40.80

18

POLS

68

6087

1469

22.40

19

HS

69

5946

1975

21.50

20

MUS

424

5501

3180

3.20

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 25.9 or 7% higher than the English Department average. The median for this group is 28.9, with the English Department ranked thirteenth (i.e. twelve programs have higher averages and seven programs have lower averages).

 

300-Level

This comparison group includes the twenty-five largest undergraduate programs in terms of student credit hours in 300-level courses.

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

SOC

582

84565

21165

36.30

2

MGMT

435

62176

15544

35.70

3

ACCT

413

52464

13120

31.80

4

PSY

367

44836

10502

30.50

5

ECON

316

39516

9879

31.30

6

FIN

291

35494

8884

30.50

7

MKT

257

33269

8359

32.40

8

PHIL

199

29451

7366

37.00

9

SW

214

28952

7241

33.80

10

ANTH

138

28292

7076

51.30

11

BUS

227

24907

8042

27.40

12

NURS

402

21990

7016

13.70

13

CIS

61

21686

5426

88.90

14

CRIM

192

20963

5321

27.30

15

BIOL

218

18083

4560

20.70

16

ART

261

16979

4302

16.30

17

CHDV

102

16388

4115

40.20

18

RELS

63

15712

3928

62.30

19

ENGL

232

15665

4108

16.90

20

NTRS

79

15572

4047

49.30

21

TVF

177

15032

4014

21.20

22

EE

244

13428

4354

13.80

23

HIST

117

12048

3012

25.70

24

KIN

197

11328

3168

14.40

25

COMM

155

11312

2961

18.20

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 29 or nearly 72% higher than the English Department average. The median for this group is 30.5, with the English Department ranked twenty-first (i.e. twenty programs have higher averages and four programs have lower averages).

 

400-Level

This comparison group includes the twenty largest undergraduate programs in terms of student credit hours in 400-level courses.

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

EDEL

1800

141994

31214

19.70

2

PSY

474

57458

14358

30.30

3

EDSE

915

51496

9552

14.10

4

EDSP

542

49767

11695

23.00

5

SW

575

49115

14117

21.40

6

ENGL

476

49111

12534

25.80

7

MGMT

354

43924

10981

31.00

8

CHDV

333

39560

9928

29.70

9

ART

675

39478

10668

14.60

10

EDFN

308

39229

10688

31.80

11

CIS

431

37748

9438

21.90

12

CRIM

221

35374

8884

40.00

13

SOC

320

33792

8464

26.40

14

POLS

317

27967

7007

22.10

15

HS

278

26350

7889

23.70

16

HIST

285

25311

6334

22.20

17

MUS

1152

24936

9420

5.40

18

COUN

187

23888

6299

31.90

19

NTRS

223

23582

6056

26.40

20

TECH

478

20456

5912

10.70

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 20.3 or 21% lower than the English Department average. The median for this group is 23.4, with the English Department ranked ninth (i.e. eight programs have higher averages and eleven programs have lower averages).

 

Lower Division

This comparison group includes the twenty-five largest undergraduate programs in terms of student credit hours in lower division courses.

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

MATH

1612

167911

42396

26.00

2

ENGL

1430

129681

33390

22.70

3

HIST

320

56904

14226

44.50

4

PHIL

355

54284

13609

38.20

5

BIOL

164

50471

11763

76.90

6

POLS

258

46951

11685

45.50

7

ART

485

45956

11970

23.70

8

KIN

1257

43751

36326

8.70

9

SOC

260

42514

10812

40.90

10

ECON

273

38432

9608

35.20

11

COMM

359

35295

9515

24.60

12

PSY

167

33898

8272

50.70

13

GEOL

171

28900

7245

42.30

14

GEOG

251

27833

7386

27.70

15

PHYS

208

27387

7336

32.90

16

ACCT

218

26540

6635

30.40

17

CHEM

181

25230

6322

34.80

18

MUS

980

22058

9250

5.60

19

CHDV

102

20744

5186

50.80

20

CS

264

19180

5760

18.20

21

ANTH

131

19156

4789

36.60

22

ASTR

214

18571

7535

21.70

23

CRIM

70

17768

4442

63.50

24

SPAN

191

16388

4106

21.50

25

NURS

271

15360

4723

14.20

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 25.3 or 11% higher than the English Department average. The median for this group is 32.9, with the English Department ranked nineteenth (i.e. eighteen programs have higher averages and six programs have lower averages).

 

Upper Division

This comparison group includes the twenty-five largest undergraduate programs in terms of student credit hours in upper division courses.

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

EDEL

1800

141994

31214

19.70

2

SOC

902

118357

29629

32.80

3

MGMT

789

106100

26525

33.60

4

PSY

841

102294

24860

30.40

5

SW

789

78067

21358

24.70

6

ACCT

592

70828

17711

29.90

7

ENGL

708

64776

16642

22.90

8

CIS

492

59434

14864

30.20

9

ART

936

56457

14970

15.10

10

CRIM

413

56337

14205

34.10

11

CHDV

435

55948

14043

32.20

12

EDSP

566

51687

12411

22.80

13

EDSE

915

51496

9552

14.10

14

ECON

423

48459

12117

28.60

15

FIN

445

48441

12123

27.20

16

MKT

376

44570

11186

29.60

17

ANTH

335

41992

10429

31.30

18

EDFN

308

39229

10688

31.80

19

NTRS

302

39154

10103

32.40

20

HIST

402

37359

9346

23.20

21

PHIL

330

36943

9269

28.00

22

NURS

764

36733

11738

12.00

23

POLS

403

32628

8215

20.20

24

HS

333

32106

9328

24.10

25

MUS

1644

31876

13245

4.80

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 22.8 or slightly below the English Department average. The median for this group is 28, with the English Department ranked eighteenth (i.e. seventeen programs have higher averages and seven programs have lower averages).

 

Undergraduate

This comparison group includes the twenty-five largest undergraduate programs in terms of student credit hours.

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

2138

194457

50032

22.70

2

MATH

1930

185021

47306

24.00

3

SOC

1162

160871

40441

34.60

4

EDEL

1800

141994

31214

19.70

5

PSY

1008

136192

33132

33.80

6

MGMT

789

106100

26525

33.60

7

ART

1421

102413

26940

18.00

8

ACCT

810

97368

24346

30.10

9

HIST

722

94263

23572

32.60

10

PHIL

685

91227

22878

33.30

11

ECON

696

86891

21725

31.20

12

BIOL

627

81398

19685

32.50

13

POLS

661

79579

19900

30.10

14

SW

789

78067

21358

24.70

15

CHDV

537

76692

19229

35.70

16

CRIM

483

74105

18647

38.40

17

CIS

563

73730

18438

32.70

18

KIN

1807

69676

44158

9.60

19

COMM

728

61264

16208

21.00

20

ANTH

466

61148

15218

32.80

21

FIN

530

59529

14895

28.10

22

MUS

2624

53934

22495

5.10

23

NURS

1035

52093

16461

12.60

24

EDSP

566

51687

12411

22.80

25

EDSE

915

51496

9552

14.10

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 22.8 or approximately the same as the English Department average. The median for this group is 30, with the English Department ranked eighteenth (i.e. seventeen programs have higher averages and seven programs have lower averages).

 

Comparison Group—A & L College

The second comparison group looks at other programs in the same college.

Pre-Baccalaureate and 100-Level

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

1258

113093

29243

22.47

2

PHIL

199

38204

9589

48.00

3

ART

328

35918

9077

27.40

4

COMM

328

33267

8953

25.40

5

MUS

556

16557

6070

7.40

6

SPAN

132

12768

3192

24.20

7

TA

126

10794

2971

21.40

8

DANC

139

7979

2447

14.40

9

FREN

63

5024

1256

19.90

10

CHIN

56

3828

957

17.10

11

JAPN

42

3484

871

20.70

12

SPCH

30

2523

711

21.00

13

TAD

39

2043

801

13.10

14

AL

38

1854

927

12.20

15

ML

57

1382

670

6.10

16

LATN

17

1160

290

17.10

17

PORT

6

508

127

21.20

18

GERM

2

144

36

18.00

19

ITAL

2

8

2

1.00

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 21.6 or 4% lower than the English Department average. The median for this group is 19.9, with the English Department ranked fifth (i.e. four programs have higher averages and fourteen programs have lower averages).

 

200-Level

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

172

16588

4147

24.10

2

PHIL

156

16080

4020

25.80

3

ART

157

10038

2893

16.00

4

TVF

88

9700

2425

27.60

5

MUS

424

5501

3180

3.20

6

BCST

50

5476

1369

27.40

7

DANC

116

5139

1749

11.10

8

SPAN

59

3620

914

15.30

9

WOMN

18

3324

831

46.20

10

COMM

31

2028

562

16.40

11

FREN

52

1168

292

5.60

12

LBS

9

768

192

21.30

13

CHIN

15

652

163

10.90

14

JAPN

16

520

130

8.10

15

AAPS

6

464

116

19.30

16

TA

5

356

89

17.80

17

FLCP

5

20

5

1.00

18

SPCH

1

12

6

3.00

19

ITAL

3

11

3

0.90

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 14.7 or 64% lower than the English Department average. The median for this group is 16, with the English Department ranked fifth (i.e. four programs have higher averages and fourteen programs have lower averages).

 

300-Level

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

PHIL

199

29451

7366

37.00

2

ART

261

16979

4302

16.30

3

ENGL

232

15665

4108

16.90

4

TVF

177

15032

4014

21.20

5

COMM

155

11312

2961

18.20

6

LBS

82

10116

2529

30.80

7

BCST

106

9178

2413

21.60

8

SPAN

117

7781

1958

16.60

9

TA

160

7457

2281

11.70

10

MUS

492

6940

3825

3.50

11

AL

56

5300

2650

23.70

12

TAD

46

2650

822

14.40

13

DANC

72

1953

952

6.80

14

JAPN

28

1044

261

9.30

15

JOUR

31

902

231

7.30

16

SPCH

12

751

194

15.60

17

CHIN

18

684

171

9.50

18

ML

52

672

170

3.20

19

FREN

26

492

123

4.70

20

AAPS

2

156

39

19.50

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 15.6 or 9% lower than the English Department average. The median for this group is 16, with the English Department ranked eighth (i.e. seven programs have higher averages and eleven programs have lower averages).

 

400-Level

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

476

49111

12534

25.80

2

ART

675

39478

10668

14.60

3

MUS

1152

24936

9420

5.40

4

COMM

214

14657

3732

17.10

5

DANC

207

14078

4297

17.00

6

LBS

121

11704

2932

24.20

7

SPAN

143

11599

2902

20.30

8

TVF

149

10652

2728

17.90

9

PHIL

131

7492

1903

14.30

10

BCST

92

5719

1452

15.50

11

TA

158

3291

1101

5.20

12

SPCH

27

1442

367

13.40

13

TAD

22

1207

305

13.70

14

ML

24

1128

282

11.80

15

JOUR

43

877

243

5.10

16

JAPN

24

824

206

8.60

17

FREN

39

818

206

5.20

18

CHIN

18

447

112

6.20

19

WOMN

5

138

35

6.90

20

FLCP

5

20

5

1.00

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 13.4 or just over half the English Department average. The median for this group is 13.5, with the English Department ranked first.

 

Lower Division

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

1430

129681

33390

22.70

2

PHIL

355

54284

13609

38.20

3

ART

485

45956

11970

23.70

4

COMM

359

35295

9515

24.60

5

MUS

980

22058

9250

5.60

6

SPAN

191

16388

4106

21.50

7

DANC

255

13118

4196

12.90

8

TA

131

11150

3060

21.30

9

TVF

88

9700

2425

27.60

10

FREN

115

6192

1548

13.50

11

BCST

50

5476

1369

27.40

12

CHIN

71

4480

1120

15.80

13

JAPN

58

4004

1001

17.30

14

WOMN

18

3324

831

46.20

15

SPCH

31

2535

717

20.40

16

TAD

39

2043

801

13.10

17

AL

38

1854

927

12.20

18

ML

57

1382

670

6.10

19

LATN

17

1160

290

17.10

20

LBS

9

768

192

21.30

21

PORT

6

508

127

21.20

22

AAPS

6

464

116

19.30

23

GERM

2

144

36

18.00

24

FLCP

5

20

5

1.00

25

ITAL

5

19

5

1.00

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 19.4 or 15% lower than the English Department average. The median for this group is 19.3, with the English Department ranked seventh (i.e. six programs have higher averages and eighteen programs have lower averages).

 

Upper Division

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

708

64776

16642

22.90

2

ART

936

56457

14970

15.10

3

PHIL

330

36943

9269

28.00

4

MUS

1644

31876

13245

4.80

5

COMM

369

25969

6693

17.60

6

TVF

326

25684

6742

19.70

7

LBS

203

21820

5461

26.90

8

SPAN

260

19380

4860

18.60

9

DANC

279

16031

5249

14.40

10

BCST

198

14897

3865

18.80

11

TA

318

10748

3382

8.40

12

AL

56

5300

2650

23.70

13

TAD

68

3857

1127

14.20

14

SPCH

39

2193

561

14.10

15

JAPN

52

1868

467

9.00

16

ML

76

1800

452

5.90

17

JOUR

74

1779

474

6.00

18

FREN

65

1310

329

5.00

19

CHIN

36

1131

283

7.90

20

AAPS

2

156

39

19.50

21

WOMN

5

138

35

6.90

22

FLCP

5

20

5

1.00

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 14.2 or nearly 40% lower than the English Department average. The median for this group is 14.3, with the English Department ranked fourth (i.e. three programs have higher averages and seventeen programs have lower averages).

 

Undergraduate

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

2138

194457

50032

22.70

2

ART

1421

102413

26940

18.00

3

PHIL

685

91227

22878

33.30

4

COMM

728

61264

16208

21.00

5

MUS

2624

53934

22495

5.10

6

SPAN

451

35768

8966

19.80

7

TVF

414

35384

9167

21.40

8

DANC

534

29149

9445

13.60

9

LBS

212

22588

5653

26.60

10

TA

449

21898

6442

12.20

11

BCST

248

20373

5234

20.50

12

FREN

180

7502

1877

10.40

13

AL

94

7154

3577

19.00

14

TAD

107

5900

1928

13.80

15

JAPN

110

5872

1468

13.30

16

CHIN

107

5611

1403

13.10

17

SPCH

70

4728

1278

16.90

18

WOMN

23

3462

866

37.60

19

ML

133

3182

1122

6.00

20

JOUR

74

1779

474

6.00

21

LATN

17

1160

290

17.10

22

AAPS

8

620

155

19.40

23

PORT

6

508

127

21.20

24

GERM

2

144

36

18.00

25

FLCP

10

40

10

1.00

26

ITAL

5

19

5

1.00

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 16.5 or nearly 30% lower than the English Department average. The median for this group is 17.5, with the English Department ranked fourth (i.e. three programs have higher averages and twenty-two programs have lower averages).

 

Comparison Group—Comparable Programs

The following tables compare enrollment in English Department courses with enrollment in comparable programs at CSULA. Comparable programs are defined as programs where the distribution of enrollment amongst course "types" is similar to that of the English Department. The CSN (course/section number), used in the CSU APDB to track course enrollments amongst twenty-seven "modes of instruction," was recoded into five simple "types" (lecture, seminar, activity, labs and miscellaneous). Enrollment in each program was broken down into percentages based on these five course types, producing a program enrollment "profile." For the English Department, 85% of enrollment was in lecture classes, 8% in seminars, and 6% in miscellaneous (mostly ENGL 100, IS and thesis units). Using correlation analysis, the English Department profile was compared to all other programs at CSULA and those with a correlation coefficient of 0.98 or greater and with 35,000 student credit hours over the last five years (approximately 500 FTES per year) were considered comparable programs.

Pre-baccalaureate and 100-Level

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

1258

113093

29243

22.47

2

MATH

1108

102843

25734

23.20

3

POLS

190

40864

10216

53.80

4

PHIL

199

38204

9589

48.00

5

COMM

328

33267

8953

25.40

6

GEOL

156

28364

7091

45.50

7

SOC

110

19568

4892

44.50

8

HIST

117

17840

4460

38.10

9

SPAN

132

12768

3192

24.20

10

CIS

22

9724

2431

110.50

11

CS

151

9689

3412

16.00

12

TECH

93

4515

1683

12.10

13

ECON

29

3344

836

28.80

14

BUS

32

1678

839

13.10

15

NURS

7

123

123

4.40

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 27.7 or 23% higher than the English Department average. The median for this group is 25.4, with the English Department ranked eleventh (i.e. ten programs have higher averages and four programs have lower averages).

 

 

200-Level

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

MATH

504

46552

12033

23.10

2

HIST

203

39064

9766

48.10

3

ECON

244

35088

8772

36.00

4

ACCT

218

26540

6635

30.40

5

SOC

150

22946

5920

38.20

6

ENGL

172

16588

4147

24.10

7

PHIL

156

16080

4020

25.80

8

NURS

264

15237

4600

14.40

9

FIN

85

11088

2772

32.60

10

CS

113

9491

2348

21.00

11

POLS

68

6087

1469

22.40

12

CIS

49

4572

1143

23.30

13

SPAN

59

3620

914

15.30

14

TECH

59

2893

866

12.30

15

COMM

31

2028

562

16.40

16

BUS

14

1316

329

23.50

17

GEOL

15

536

154

8.90

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 27 or 12% higher than the English Department average. The median for this group is 23.3, with the English Department ranked seventh (i.e. six programs have higher averages and ten programs have lower averages).

 

300-Level

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

SOC

582

84565

21165

36.30

2

MGMT

435

62176

15544

35.70

3

ACCT

413

52464

13120

31.80

4

ECON

316

39516

9879

31.30

5

FIN

291

35494

8884

30.50

6

PHIL

199

29451

7366

37.00

7

BUS

227

24907

8042

27.40

8

NURS

402

21990

7016

13.70

9

CIS

61

21686

5426

88.90

10

ENGL

232

15665

4108

16.90

11

HIST

117

12048

3012

25.70

12

COMM

155

11312

2961

18.20

13

TECH

184

8475

2505

11.50

14

CS

92

8352

2101

22.70

15

SPAN

117

7781

1958

16.60

16

POLS

86

4661

1208

13.50

17

MATH

134

4272

1678

8.00

18

GEOL

44

2855

722

16.20

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 27.4 or 62% higher than the English Department average. The median for this group is 24.2, with the English Department ranked twelfth (i.e. eleven programs have higher averages and six programs have lower averages).

 

400-Level

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

476

49111

12534

25.80

2

MGMT

354

43924

10981

31.00

3

CIS

431

37748

9438

21.90

4

SOC

320

33792

8464

26.40

5

POLS

317

27967

7007

22.10

6

HIST

285

25311

6334

22.20

7

TECH

478

20456

5912

10.70

8

ACCT

179

18364

4591

25.60

9

NURS

362

14743

4722

10.20

10

COMM

214

14657

3732

17.10

11

FIN

154

12947

3239

21.00

12

MATH

184

12838

3232

17.40

13

SPAN

143

11599

2902

20.30

14

CS

147

9956

2568

16.90

15

ECON

107

8943

2238

20.90

16

PHIL

131

7492

1903

14.30

17

GEOL

66

2231

628

8.50

18

BUS

25

125

35

1.30

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 20.1 or 22% lower than the English Department average. The median for this group is 20.6, with the English Department ranked third (i.e. two programs have higher averages and fifteen programs have lower averages).

 

Lower Division

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

MATH

1612

167911

42396

26.00

2

ENGL

1430

129681

33390

22.70

3

HIST

320

56904

14226

44.50

4

PHIL

355

54284

13609

38.20

5

POLS

258

46951

11685

45.50

6

SOC

260

42514

10812

40.90

7

ECON

273

38432

9608

35.20

8

COMM

359

35295

9515

24.60

9

GEOL

171

28900

7245

42.30

10

ACCT

218

26540

6635

30.40

11

CS

264

19180

5760

18.20

12

SPAN

191

16388

4106

21.50

13

NURS

271

15360

4723

14.20

14

CIS

71

14296

3574

50.30

15

FIN

85

11088

2772

32.60

16

TECH

152

7408

2549

12.20

17

BUS

46

2994

1168

16.30

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 28.2 or 24% higher than the English Department average. The median for this group is 30.4, with the English Department ranked twelfth (i.e. eleven programs have higher averages and five programs have lower averages). The third comparison group looks at comparable programs.

 

Upper Division

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

SOC

902

118357

29629

32.80

2

MGMT

789

106100

26525

33.60

3

ACCT

592

70828

17711

29.90

4

ENGL

708

64776

16642

22.90

5

CIS

492

59434

14864

30.20

6

ECON

423

48459

12117

28.60

7

FIN

445

48441

12123

27.20

8

HIST

402

37359

9346

23.20

9

PHIL

330

36943

9269

28.00

10

NURS

764

36733

11738

12.00

11

POLS

403

32628

8215

20.20

12

TECH

662

28931

8417

10.90

13

COMM

369

25969

6693

17.60

14

BUS

252

25032

8077

24.80

15

SPAN

260

19380

4860

18.60

16

CS

239

18308

4669

19.20

17

MATH

318

17110

4910

13.50

18

GEOL

110

5086

1350

11.60

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 23.6 or nearly the same as the English Department average. The median for this group is 23.1, with the English Department ranked tenth (i.e. nine programs have higher averages and eight programs have lower averages).

 

Undergraduate

 

Dept

Number of Sections

Total Student Credit Hours

Number of Students

Average Number of Students per Section

1

ENGL

2138

194457

50032

22.70

2

MATH

1930

185021

47306

24.00

3

SOC

1162

160871

40441

34.60

4

MGMT

789

106100

26525

33.60

5

ACCT

810

97368

24346

30.10

6

HIST

722

94263

23572

32.60

7

PHIL

685

91227

22878

33.30

8

ECON

696

86891

21725

31.20

9

POLS

661

79579

19900

30.10

10

CIS

563

73730

18438

32.70

11

COMM

728

61264

16208

21.00

12

FIN

530

59529

14895

28.10

13

NURS

1035

52093

16461

12.60

14

CS

503

37488

10429

18.60

15

TECH

814

36339

10966

11.20

16

SPAN

451

35768

8966

19.80

17

GEOL

281

33986

8595

30.20

18

BUS

298

28026

9245

23.50

In this comparison group, the average number of students in each section is 26.5 or nearly 17% higher than the English Department average. The median for this group is 29.1, with the English Department ranked thirteenth (i.e. twelve programs have higher averages and five programs have lower averages).