ERIC Number: ED239696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Peralta Facts: Fall 1983.
Peralta Community Coll. District, Oakland, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.
Data were collected in fall 1983 to provide a profile of the student population of the Peralta Community College District (PCCD). The data revealed: (1) total student enrollment declined by 12% from fall 1982 (N=38,976) to fall 1983 (N=34,183); (2) 57% of the students whose sex was identified were women; (3) minorities constituted 58% of the district's student body, with the largest percentages accounted for by Black (31%) and Asian (12%) students; (4) 78% of the PCCD population attended part-time; (5) the average student age at the various campuses ranged from a high of 46 years at Vista College to a low of 29 years at College of Alameda, with the average age in the district being 34 years; (6) 52% of the PCCD's students were freshmen; (7) 17% of the students had at least a bachelor's degree and 5% had an associate degree; (8) the average number of units taken per student was 5.6, and the average number of contact hours per student was 8.3; and (9) 26% of the PCCD's students indicated that their educational objective was an associate in arts or an associate in science degree, and another 20% were preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university. The bulk of the report consists of tables providing data for the district as a whole and for each of its five campuses. (LAL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peralta Community Coll. District, Oakland, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.