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ERIC Number: ED010947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 259
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE POSSIBILITIES IN PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA.
THE POPULATION GROWTH (1950-60) OF PIMA COUNTY HAS BEEN GREAT, AND TUCSON HAS LED THE NATION WITH A 36.8 PERCENT INCREASE. SERVICE INDUSTRIES, THE GOVERNMENT, AND MINING PROVIDE THE MAJORITY OF JOBS. THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA AND 16 PRIVATE VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS ARE LOCATED IN TUCSON. RESULTS OF A SURVEY OF BUSINESSES IN THE AREA INDICATE THAT 65 PERCENT OF THE JOB CLASSIFICATIONS COULD BENEFIT FROM EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL BUT NOT NECESSARILY A COLLEGE DEGREE. NINETY-TWO PERCENT OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS INDICATE THAT THEY INTEND TO HAVE SOME EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL, 61 PERCENT PLAN TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 9 PERCENT ARIZONA JUNIOR COLLEGES, 9 PERCENT OTHER INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE STATE, AND THE REST INTEND TO GO OUT OF STATE. COUNSELING WOULD BE A MAJOR PART OF THE PROGRAM AS 62 PERCENT OF THE SENIORS FELT THEIR HIGH SCHOOL GAVE THEM LITTLE OR NO VOCATIONAL HELP. BY 1970, THE COLLEGE EXPECTS MORE THAN 3,000 STUDENTS AND IN EXCESS OF 5,000 BY 1975. ANOTHER FACTOR PRESENTED TO RECOMMEND THE BUILDING OF A JUNIOR COLLEGE IN THIS AREA IS THAT PIMA COUNTY PAYS MORE OUT-OF-STATE TUITION TO EXISTING COMMUNITY COLLEGES THAN ANY OTHER COUNTY. (HS)
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Identifiers: ARIZONA; Arizona (Pima County)