ERIC Number: ED272252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Los Angeles Community College District Feeder High School Student Characteristics and Enrollment Patterns, 1983-1985.
Landis, Jeanne T.
A study was conducted by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to examine rates of matriculation from the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD's) 64 high schools to the LACCD and to develop recommendations for expanding college-going rates. An analysis of enrollment and flow patterns revealed the following: (1) LAUSD high school students were 41% Hispanic, 29% White, 16% Black, and 11% Asian; (2) in fall 1984, 36% of California's 1984 graduates entered community colleges, but just 28% of LACCD feeder high school graduates entered community colleges; (3) some inner-city schools sent as few as 19% of their graduates to public postsecondary institutions, but some doubled that rate; (4) if a high school's students were predominantly Asian or White, one half or more of its graduates enrolled in the postsecondary system; (5) outflow was greatest from small to mid-sized colleges bordering affluent suburban districts; and (6) the pool of high- and moderate-achieving students was declining twice as fast as the number of first-time freshmen. Based on study findings, recommendations concerning institutional image, outreach services, student educational planning, and curriculum were developed to rebuild matriculation rates. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.