ERIC Number: ED329307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Nebraska's Community College System: Education Working for Nebraska in the Past and into the Future. Second Revision.
Simpson, Mary Margaret; And Others
This five-part report outlines characteristics of the Nebraska Community College System (NCCS). The first section describes the evolution of the NCCS, including the system's emphasis on occupational versus transfer education, statutory provisions, the historical development of two-year colleges in Nebraska since 1926, issues of local control with regard to the role and mission of the colleges, the area and state organizational structure, and the future potential of the NCCS given enrollment and budgetary projections. The second section outlines the programs and services of the NCCS and reviews the system's philosophy, goals, and mission as they relate to national trends and state priorities. The third section presents student demographic data for the 1988-89 academic year, total enrollments by college since 1976, total postsecondary enrollments and total freshman enrollments in Nebraska since 1980 by type of institution, unduplicated headcount enrollment by county, placement of graduates by county, grade point averages of transfer students since 1984, and a summary of the NCCS's economic development activity. The next section addresses issues of system financing, providing an overview of the sources of system revenues and expenditures by program and object. Cooperation with business and industry, articulation with educational institutions, and statewide coordination of educational efforts are examined in the final section. Appendixes discuss community college development in the United States, present legislation related to the NCCS's role and mission assignments, and list organizations and colleges involved in formal and informal cooperative agreements. Eighteen figures are included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), College Programs, College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Institutional Characteristics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Mission Statements, School Business Relationship, State Colleges, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Technical Community Coll. Association, Lincoln.
Note: For a related document, see ED 269 043.