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ERIC Number: ED111443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Degrees Awarded by 97 Community Colleges in California.
Garlock, Jerry C.
This report compares the number of associate degrees awarded for the school year 1973-74 to fall enrollments. Average enrollment in California community colleges was 8,772 (median=7,193); the average number of degrees awarded was 687 (median=591). The number of students enrolled per graduate averaged 12.77 (median=12.17), while an average of 78.32 degrees were awarded for every 1,000 students enrolled. Overall, the degrees awarded equalled 7.8 percent of college enrollment; 57.6 percent of the degrees were awarded to males (4.5 percent of college enrollment), and 42.7 percent of the degrees were awarded to females (3.3 percent of college enrollment). Community colleges in California have a variety of emphases and objectives. Some colleges primarily prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university, while others dedicate themselves to the vocational needs of students. These data must be interpreted with a recognition of the community college's obligation to fulfill the needs of the adults in the community. Five tables are appended. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California