ERIC Number: ED257520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Demography of Community Colleges in the West. Draft.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
This background paper provides information on the location and demographic environment, enrollment patterns, student characteristics, and faculty characteristics of public community colleges in the western United States. The first section locates the 242 public community colleges in the region, and offers information on population growth, minority populations, age characteristics, and educational attainment patterns. The next section looks at enrollment patterns in western community colleges, indicating that more than half of total higher education enrollment in these states is in two-year college. Enrollments are examined in terms of curriculum areas; racial/ethnic status, gender, full-/part-time status, and socioeconomic status of two-year college students; two-year college enrollments as a proportion of postsecondary education enrollments; comparisons with national data for two-year colleges; educational preparation of two-year college students; enrollments in remedial education; and student typologies. The final section looks at demographic and social changes in faculty characteristics at two-year colleges, covering trends in the number of full- and part-time faculty, educational attainment, part-time faculty employment issues, and faculty salaries. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Faculty, Institutional Characteristics, Part Time Faculty, Population Trends, Regional Characteristics, School Demography, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Salaries, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.