Enrollment Forecasting


Investigation of methods for improving weekly student contact hours forecasts for the CCCCO.

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) relies on annual forecasts of Weekly Student Contact Hours (WSCH) in order to estimate the future facilities needs of the 72 California Community College (CCC) districts. The CCCCO determined that it would be beneficial to explore new methods of arriving at WSCH forecasts. The Research and Planning Group of the California Community Colleges (RP Group) agreed to investigate methods for improving WSCH forecasts. The project comprised four distinct components:

I. Review of current practices as well as practices in other post-secondary systems and in other states
II. Exploration of data sources
III. Model development
IV. Refinement of forecasting procedures in order to create a sustainable process

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District boundary data were from http://cccgis.org/ .

RP Group Members

Barry Gribbons
Assistant Superintendent / Vice President, Institutional Development, Technology and Online Services
College of the Canyons

Marc Beam
Director of Research and Planning
Shasta College

Craig Hayward
Director of Research, Planning and Accreditation
Irvine Valley College

Terrence Willett
Senior Researcher
RP Group

CCCCO Members

Fred Harris
Assistant Vice Chancellor of College Finance and Facilities Planning

Susan Yeagar
Specialist, Facilities Planning and Development