ERIC Number: ED393499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Participation and Retention, FY 1989-90 through FY 93-94. Progress Report.
Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.
To assist in the development of a statewide plan for increasing minority participation for both students and employees, the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board conducted a review of progress made in minority access, recruitment, retention, and employment in System colleges from 1989 to 1994. The review included outcomes related to total enrollments, basic education enrollments, occupational program enrollments and graduation rates, and enrollments and graduation rates for high earning potential programs (HEPPs), or programs which offer graduates a monthly salary of at least $1,500. Study results included the following: (1) overall, minority student enrollment increased from 6.9% (n=30,960) in 1989-90 to 8.3% (n=36,273) in 1993-94; (2) in basic education over the same period, minority enrollment increased from 23.8% of the total basic education enrollment to 27.8%; (3) although minority students accounted for 9.3% of the occupational program enrollments in 1993-94, they represented only 7.1% of the occupational graduates; (4) minority enrollment in HEPP increased by only .5% over the 5-year period, from 6.1% to 6.6%, indicating that the WTCS needs to improve minority student recruitment and retention in this area; and (5) although the number of minority employees in the System increased by 12.7% over the period, total systemwide minority employment was below the 1990 Census figures by 2.1%. Descriptions of recruitment programs in three districts are appended. (Contains 2 figures and 21 data tables.) (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.
Identifiers: Wisconsin Technical College System