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Facilities
Classroom Utilization

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Fall semesters past fifty years
1950
1955
1960
1965
1970
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
50 year percent change

Headcount enrollments
11,053
11,813
15,160
20,176
25,582
28,923
32,366
31,987
35,647
34,685
37,871
243%
Classroom space (ASF) (a)
215,100
212,600
210,100
207,600
213,741
203,538
217,752
210,886
217,433
228,093
227,424
6%
Number of enrollments per 100 sq. ft.
5.1
5.6
7.2
9.7
12.0
14.2
14.9
15.2
16.4
15.2
16.7
224%

(a) The area values for 1950, 1955, 1960, and 1965 are estimates
                         
Fall semesters past ten years
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
 

Number of classrooms used (b)
261
259
266
274
273
265
265
267
269
269
 
Average weekly hours of room use
38.5
38.7
37.4
36.6
36.9
39.3
38.5
39.9
40.5
37.9
 

(b) Includes daytime and evening use


Classroom Utilization
Number of Classrooms Used
Charts representing Classroom Utilization and Number of classrooms used



Source: Space Management and Academic Scheduling

 


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