ERIC Number: ED214589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
California College-Going Rates and Community College Transfers: 1980 Update.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
In California, studies of the flow of students from high school to higher education and from community colleges to four-year institutions have been conducted annually since 1978 by the California Postsecondary Education Commission. These studies have sought to identify trends in college-going rates and examine the gains and losses in college-going rates experienced by various counties in light of statewide trends; to compare the ethnic distribution of high school graduates with that of first-time freshmen in higher education; and to examine trends in community college transfer, comparing the ethnic distribution of transfers to that of first-time freshmen in the community colleges. Highlights of the 1980 study included: (1) college-going rates for recent high school graduates continued to increase for public higher education; (2) the percentage of male high school graduates enrolling in the University of California (UC) and the California community colleges was higher than the percentage of females enrolling in these institutions, while a greater percentage of females than males enrolled in the California State Universities (CSU); (3) the percentages of Blacks and Hispanics continued to be smaller in the distribution of first-time freshmen in public higher education than in the distribution of high school graduates; and (4) community college transfers to the UC continued to decline while transfers to CSU increased. Extensive data tables are appended. (KL)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Freshmen, College Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Groups, Females, Local Norms, Males, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, State Colleges, State Surveys, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.