A more detailed review of ENG 101 and ENG 102 enrollments occurred since some of the discussion centered on the training of our students in writing and whether UNK students were taking these composition courses early enough in their career to benefit them when they entered WI courses in their major.
The enrollment data regarding the English course enrollment patterns was provided by the Registrar's Office. The ranks were assigned by class and included: freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors. The trend for the fall 2003 appears to reflect that a majority of students enrolled in English 101 were freshmen students as expected. There were 688 freshmen compared to 53 sophomores in English 101 in the fall 2003.
When examining the data for fall 2003 ENG 102 students the trend seemed to be that a larger number of sophomores were enrolled in English 102 than freshmen. However, it is important to remember that for this assessment the data does not reflect what portion of students were transfer students, re-taking an English course, or how many English credits a student had prior to Fall 2003, therefore the increase in sophomores versus freshman in English 102 may not be an abnormal trend. There were 101 freshmen compared to 154 sophomores in English 102 in the fall 2003.