ERIC Number: ED382251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Progress Report on System Goals for People of Color Participation and Diversity, Washington Community and Technical Colleges. Research Report No. 94-3.
May, Alberta; Seppanen, Loretta
In May 1993, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges adopted goals and attainment measures for improving the participation of people of color in system colleges, focusing on enrollment, retention, completion, and employment rates of ethnic groups compared to their proportions in the state's population. An analysis conducted of people of color participation in state colleges for 1990-93 indicated the following: (1) from fall 1991 to fall 1992, participation rates in academic courses increased from 2.9 to 3.0 per 100 people in the adult population for African Americans and from 2.7 to 2.8 for Native Americans, but decreased from 3.3 to 3.2 for Asian Americans and from 1.8 to 1.6 for Hispanics; (2) in general, the percent of students of color in Washington community colleges was 20%, compared to 14% in the state's population; (3) from 1990 to 1991, the percent of students of color who left during or immediately after their first term declined from 27% to 26%, while for White students that figure from 21% to 22%; (4) from 1991-92 to 1992-93, the ratio of enrollments to degrees awarded fell from .9 to .85 for African Americans and from 1.08 to 1.07 for Whites, but increased for Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Native American students; (5) 14% of all students enrolled from 1986-90 transferred within 4 years, compared to only 6% of African American students in the cohort; and (6) from 1990-91, the disparity between ethnic group and White job placement rates decreased, with the largest decrease occuring in the disparity between Native American and White employment. (KP)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Enrollment Rate, Ethnic Groups, Job Placement, Longitudinal Studies, Measurement Objectives, Organizational Objectives, Persistence, School Holding Power, Technical Institutes, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia. Enrollment Planning and Information Services Div.
Identifiers: Washington State Community College System