ERIC Number: ED223292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-12
Reference Count: 0
California College-Going Rates: 1981 Update.
Knoell, Dorothy M.
In California, studies of the flow of students from high schools to public postsecondary institutions and from community colleges to four-year colleges have been conducted annually since 1978. These studies have sought to identify trends in college-going rates; examine the gains and losses in these rates experienced by various counties in light of statewide trends; compare the ethnic distribution of high school graduates with that of first-time college freshmen; and to examine trends in community college transfer, comparing the ethnic distribution of transfers to that of first-time community college freshmen. Highlights of the 1981 study included the following: (1) college-going rates for recent high school graduates increased for the University of California, remained the same for the California State University, and decreased slightly for the community colleges; (2) the percentage of males enrolled as first-time freshmen in each segment of public higher education was slightly smaller than that of females; (3) the percentage of Hispanics continued to be smaller in the distribution of first-time freshmen than in the distribution of high school graduates, while the reverse was true for Blacks, Asians, American Indians, and Filipinos; and (4) the flow of community college transfers to independent institutions appeared to be declining. The bulk of the report consists of data tables, showing the flow of transfers, college-going rates by county and year, and sex and ethnic distributions. (KL)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Freshmen, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Distribution, Females, Local Norms, Males, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, 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.