The Course Capacity Deviation report looks at the average max enrollment for sections of any given course for a selected term and calculates the Population Standard Deviation. This standard deviation will show how much variation or dispersion there is from the average max enrollment. A low standard deviation shows that section max-enrollments of a course tend to be close to the average, whereas high standard deviations can indicate the data is spread over a large range of values. Analyzing courses that have a high standard deviation can help point to instances of course max-enrollments being based on varying parameters including rooms sizes and instructor preferences as opposed to ideal, student-centric class sizes.
|Course||Subject and course code|
|Sections||The total number of sections offered for the course during the analyzed term.|
|Average Max. Enroll||Average max enrollment for all sections of the course.|
|Capacity Standard Deviation||Population Standard Deviation of the max enrollment values of all sections in the course. A low standard deviation shows that section max-enrollments of a course tend to be close to the average, whereas high standard deviations can indicate the data is spread over a large range of values.|
|Standard Deviation Percentage||Percentage of Capacity Standard Deviation compared to Average Max. Enroll. Shows the relationship of the standard deviation compared to the size of the class.|