ERIC Number: ED231497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
A Statistical Profile: Women in the Alaskan Community Colleges.
Seppanen, Loretta J.
Women's status as students and employees in Alaska's community colleges is greatly influenced by the unique Alaskan environment, where women make up only 47.6% of the population and where the population is on the whole very young. Women comprised 58% of all enrolled students in Alaskan community colleges in fall 1982 and received 56% of the degrees and certificates awarded. These women tend to be enrolled in traditional female and mixed fields. Women receive 95.9% of the degrees in traditional female fields and 68.5% of the degrees in mixed fields. Women in non-traditional fields are found mostly in drafting and petroleum technology programs. Females also make up most (56%) of the employees at Community College Rural Education and Extension and Anchorage Community College. However, most of these employees are in the secretarial/clerical category. Since 1979, the percentage of women on the faculty of the community colleges has declined, from 41% in 1979 to 36% in 1982. Assuming that women employed on the community college campuses share the same characteristics with Alaskan women in general, over half have children in the home, those between 15 and 24 years are likely to be single, and 83% have at least a high school education. The study report provides numerous tables contrasting data on Alaska with national norms and showing educational and employment trends. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Anchorage Community Coll., AK. Office of Institutional Research.