ERIC Number: ED194122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
East Los Angeles College Student Profiles: Spring and Fall, 1979. Research Report 80-3.
Sachs, Steven Mark
A study of the demographic make-up of the students enrolled during Spring and Fall 1979 was conducted by East Los Angeles College (ELAC) to determine how student demographics vary from semester to semester. The data, collected for students who had at least one active unit in either full- or short-term classes, profiled students by: sex; zipcode residence; veteran status; new, continuing, or returning status; student academic background; day or evening attendance; ethnicity; age; and program of study. Major findings indicate that the typical ELAC student for both semesters was a 19-year-old, female, Chicana, day student carrying a business administration-related major. While there were no significant differences in day/evening ratios, ethnic breakdowns, and age distributions between the two semesters, there was a 159% increase from Spring to Fall in the number of students who had not previously attended college. The percent of students in each of ELAC's 25 academic programs varied from one semester to the next, but business administration, liberal arts, administration of justice, and nursing remained the strongest curriculum areas for both Spring and Fall. The study report presents a series of tables illustrating proportional demographic changes from one semester to the next. (JP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Los Angeles Coll., CA.