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Facilities

Classroom Utilization
(for Fall Semester every five years from 1951 through 2001)


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Fall semesters past fifty years
1951
1956
1961
1966
1971
1976
1981
1986
1991
1996
2001
50 year percent change

Headcount enrollments
9,273
13,060
16,543
21,407
26,003
30,194
32,797
32,243
36,163
35,156
38,208
312%
Classroom space (ASF) (1)
214,600
212,100
209,600
207,100
218,991
206,890
217,166
209,484
214,959
222,924
227,313
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Headcount enrollment per 100 sq. ft.
4.3
6.2
7.9
10.3
11.9
14.6
15.1
15.4
16.8
15.8
16.8
289%

 
                         
Fall semesters past ten years
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
 

Number of classrooms used (2)
261
259
266
274
273
265
265
267
269
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
39.7
38.6
 

(1) The values for 1951, 1956, 1961, and 1966 are estimates. Classroom area (ASF) does not include classroom service space.
(2) 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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