ERIC Number: ED266811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Minority Enrollment Report: Fall Quarter 1985. Research Report Number 3-85.
Head, Ronald B.
In 1985, a study was conducted at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), using longitudinal minority enrollment data to examine trends which might be of interest to those involved in planning student recruitment activities. Study findings included the the following: (1) 434 minority students were enrolled at PVCC during fall 1985, representing 11.5% of the student body, the highest percentage since 1980; (2) the largest percentage of minority students (82.5%) were Blacks, followed by Asians (12.9%), Hispanic Americans (3.5%), other minorities (2.5%), and American Indians (1.3%); (3) the percentage of minority students had been relatively stable during the past 5 years, ranging from a low of 10.2% to a high of 11.5%; (4) the ratio of minority males to females closely approximated the male/female ratio in the student body as a whole; (5) the number of minority first-time and incoming transfer students at PVCC dropped from fall 1981 through fall 1985, with especially large decreases from 1981 to 1982 and from 1983 to 1984; (6) the percentage of minority students enrolled in associate degree programs dropped by nearly 10% between 1981 and 1985; (7) 15.2% of the minority students were classified as developmental students, compared to 3.4% of the White students; (8) the percentage of minority unclassified students increased steadily since 1981; (9) the median age for both Whites and Blacks was 28; and (10) one of every three minority students was enrolled full-time in 1981 compared to one of every six in 1985. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
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