ERIC Number: ED269055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
PVCC First-Time Student Profile, Fall Quarter 1985. Research Report 1-86.
Head, Ronald B.
During fall 1985, a study was conducted of the demographic and enrollment characteristics of first-time Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) students. The study, which sought to identify any longitudinal trends developing over the past 4 years, revealed the following: (1) 696 first-time students enrolled at PVCC in 1985, representing the smallest group of first-time students since 1974, and accounting for only 18.1% of the total student body; (2) the typical fall 1985 first-time student was a white female, between 18 and 21 years of age, residing in either the city of Charlottesville or Albemarle County; (3) first-time students tended to enroll part-time, in day classes, and not in a curricular program; (4) between 1983 and 1984, there was a 31.4% decrease in the number of recent high school graduates enrolling at PVCC; (5) there was a steady drop in the number and proportion of first-time students majoring in General Studies; and (6) the percentage of first-time students accepted by PVCC who actually enrolled increased dramatically. The report emphasized the importance of maintaining successful outreach efforts at area high schools and recommended that recruiting first-time students at PVCC be closely monitored. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
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