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ERIC Number: ED140903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Student Residence Location, College Service Areas, and Socio Economic Census Data of the San Jose Community College District. A Demographic Profile Based Upon the 1975 Special Census.
Preising, Paul P., Ed.
The purpose of this study was to provide a tool for community college administrators and staff to use in the planning of appropriate programs and services, to explore several methods for defining the college service areas of the two district colleges, and to provide a means whereby demographic changes in the community might be monitored. Special Census data from 1975 were compared with findings of a previous study based on the 1970 census. The data revealed that the census tracts having the highest proportion of students essentially had a majority white population, medium to high income, and had shown the greatest growth in population since 1970. The census tracts having the smallest proportion of students had a Mexican American population, low income, a high unemployment rate, and had experienced a declining population since 1970. It was also noted that the district population was growing more rapidly and had a higher minority component than the county population. Suggestions for planning, recruitment, curriculum development, grant preparation, and recommendations for action resulted from the study. Data are organized into two graphs and 23 tables, and break down information on enrollment classification, demographic characteristics, residence, race, and population change between 1970 and 1975. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose Community Coll. District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Jose)