ERIC Number: ED099080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
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Factors Influencing the Growth and Development of Polk Community College--Population.
Wesolowski, Zdzislaw P.
Motivated by the increasing population growth of Polk County, Florida, this study presents the first comprehensive population analysis which could be a basis for future study on the feasibility of another college center in the city of Lakeland. Data was obtained from county and state offices, U.S. Bureau of the Census, county school board, and student enrollment statistics from Polk County Community College. The population analysis considers such characteristics as age, race, foreign origin, labor force status, educational level, income level, and college enrollment figures. Specific projections are made for Lakeland. The community was surveyed to determine opinions on Florida's growth. The projected doubling of population by 1980 and the increasing educational demand of the community indicate a definite need for a second campus in Lakeland. In addition, a long range plan should be developed to start a gradual increase in off-campus courses in other Polk County cities. (MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida