ERIC Number: ED248944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Chancellor's Report: Student Profile.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
In spring 1984, a study was conducted to analyze enrollments in California's community colleges and to assess the effects of the mandatory fee instituted in fall 1984 upon the mix of community college students. A stratified random sample of 10,247 students from 62 community colleges were surveyed. Study findings, based on a 69% response rate, included the following: (1) three of every five community college students were self-supporting; (2) community college students were less wealthy than the typical Californian; (3) four of every five community college students were working regardless of whether they were self-supporting or dependent, or attended school full- or part-time; (4) one-third of all students reported that they intended to transfer to a four-year institution, while almost one-half were enrolled for occupational skills; (5) the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students were comparable to those of all Californians, except that Asians were overrepresented and Hispanics were underrepresented; (6) regarding dependent students: nine of every ten had never married and lived with their parents, and eight of every ten were working; and (7) regarding self-supporting students: three of every ten had never married, five of every ten were currently married, two of every ten were divorced, widowed, or separated; four of every ten owned their own homes, while six of every ten rented; and eight of every ten were working. Graphs and tables illustrating findings are included in the report. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Part of the Chancellor's Report presented to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Long Beach, CA, October 25-26, 1984). For another portion of the report, see JC 840 550.