ERIC Number: ED331544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the General Assembly [of Illinois].
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In this nine-part report to Illinois' General Assembly, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) reviews Board powers and duties, and systemwide goals, financial resources, student characteristics and outcomes, educational programs, training and economic development activities, programs for special populations, and current issues of importance to the ICCB for fiscal year (FY) 1990. Selected data reported include the following: (1) operating funds for the Illinois community colleges came primarily from local tax revenues (40.3%), state sources (30.7%), and student tuition and fees (23.5%); (2) expenditures for instruction accounted for over half of the operating costs for the community colleges; (3) the community colleges received approximately $218 million in grants; (4) first-time students represented 31.9% of fall 1990 enrollments; (5) 72% of the community college students were White, 14.5% African American, 9.3% Hispanic, 3.8% Asian American, and 0.4% Native American; (6) 43% of the community college students were seeking associate degrees; (7) among the approximately 34,000 students who graduated in FY 1990, 11,899 received transfer degrees; and (8) follow-up surveys showed 87% of the graduates to be employed 1 year after graduation. Additional concerns and activities explored in the report include articulation guidelines, transfer programs, customized job training, programs to improve minority student achievement, substance abuse programs, staffing issues, racial and ethnic diversity, and data collection. Statements concerning the mission and philosophy of the ICCB appear throughout the report. (PAA)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Budgets, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Labor Force Development, Mission Statements, Operating Expenses, Outcomes of Education, School Business Relationship, School Statistics, State Aid, State School District Relationship, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.