Course Enrollment Deviation for Selected Term

The Course Enrollment Deviation for Selected Term report looks at the average 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 enrollment. A low standard deviation shows that section 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 enrollments being based  on varying parameters including student time preferences or instructor popularity.

 

Report Fields

Course: Subject and course code.

Title: Course title.

Sections: Total number of sections offered for the course during the analyzed term.

Average Enroll: Average enrollment for all sections of the course.

Capacity Standard Deviation: Population Standard Deviation of the enrollment values of all sections in the course. A low standard deviation shows that section 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 Enroll.  Shows the relationship of the standard deviation compared to the size of the class.


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