The Demand for UNJ
Written by Jaya martha
The change from IKIP into UNIVERSITAS NEGERI JAKARTA (UNJ) in 1999 has significantly affected the total number of application to become students of the university. The official new student admission scheme (UMPTN) shows a significant increase in the number of applicants to UNJ (300% or 16.539 applicants) compared to that in 1997 (5.853) when it was still IKIP Jakarta. Similar situation can be observed with applicants under the PMDK scheme. The total number of applicants from various admission tests increased double from 9.138 participants in 1997 to become 23.050 participants in 2004. These numbers are indication of improved community’s trust and hope for UNJ in educating their children.
Table 2.1 presents data on the number of applicants to UNJ who attempted admission into the university through the various student admission schemes for Diploma and S1 (UMPTN/SPMB, PMDK, Special Selection, and Non Regular) and Post-graduate (S2 and S3) programs for the last five academic years.
Number of Applicants to UNJ from 1997/1998 to 2004/2005 Academic Years
The number of new students has also been significantly increasing each year as is shown in Table 2.2.
Number of New Students Enrolled from 1997/1998 to 2004/2005 Academic Years
The increasing number of new students has resulted in an increasing number of students enrolled. Table 2.3 shows the number of enrolled students in the last seven academic years.
Number of Students Enrolled to UNJ 1997/1998 to 2004/2005 Academic Years
Based on the 2004/2005’s estimation, the number of applicants will increase to approximately 32,397 students in 2014/2015 academic year. Table 2.4 shows the estimated number of applicants and enrolled students in the next ten years based on data of the last eight years. Estimation is made on the assumption that there is a 1.1% increase in the number of applicants until the construction of the project in 2009. This trend is forecasted base on the average number of applicants during 2001 – 2005 academic years. The trend will additionally increase 1% per year. In addition, the number of new students & total number of enrolled students annually is estimated increasing to 3% during the project (2007 – 2009). The trend, then will be of 5% on average until 2016/2017. Meanwhile, the average number of graduates is 82% out of enrolled student for the last four years (2001/2002-2004/2005). It is predicted an increase 1% percent for the next 15 years as shown on Table 2.5.
Estimated Number of Applicants and Enrolled Students
Academic Year 2005/2006 to 2019/2020
Number of Graduates of UNJ from 2001/2002 - 2005/2006
and Estimated Number of Graduates
from 2006/2007 2015/2016
Comparison Analysis between Number of Graduates, New Students and Drop Out Rates