ERIC Number: ED264927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Public Feeder High Schools in the MiraCosta Community College District.
A study was conducted to analyze the enrollment patterns of high school seniors from the eight public feeder high schools in the MiraCosta Community College (MCC) District. Using the California Community Colleges Student Data System and information obtained from the County Department of Education and each feeder high school, the study examined the following: the numbers of high school students grades 9 to 12 enrolled during the past 5 years, high school dropout and graduation rates, enrollment at MCC from feeder schools, MCC unit load of recent high school graduates, and sources of MCC student enrollment. Study findings included the following: (1) paralleling trends seen nationwide, the number of seniors attending MCC's feeder high schools declined in recent years, hitting a low point in fall 1983 of 1,627 students, followed by a 3.3% increase in fall 1984; (2) of the 1,664 students who graduated from the feeder high schools in 1984, 205 students enrolled at MCC in Fall 1984; (3) 32.4% of total fall credit enrollment at MCC were new students classified as first-time transfers or first-time transfers from another district; (4) 28.5% of the Class of 1984 were enrolled at MCC on a full-time basis; (5) only 6.3% of first-time students enrolled at MCC in Fall 1984 came directly from the feeder high schools; and (6) the number of 18 and 19 year olds living in the MCC District dropped from 11,472 to 6,064 between 1980 and 1985. Based on study findings, it was concluded that increased recruiting at feeder high schools would not solve MCC's enrollment problem and that MCC's ability to enroll new students was completely dependent upon populations of students the college could not easily control or predict. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mira Costa Coll., Oceanside, CA.
Note: Submitted to the Strategic Planning Team.