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.
|Course||Subject and course code|
|Sections||The 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.|