ERIC Number: ED276487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Fact Booklet on Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges: Access with Excellence.
This compilation of quotations and information about the 1,222 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States focuses on enrollment, students, finances, and institutional characteristics and contributions. The first sections provide quotations from Ronald Reagan and other political leaders regarding the educational role and impact of the community college. After the essential elements of the community college philosophy are stated, data are provided showing the number of colleges and their enrollment ranges; credit and noncredit headcount; enrollment trends in public and private two-year colleges from 1935-36 to 1985-86; part-time enrollment; noncredit enrollment trends from 1974-75 to 1984-85; and states with the largest two-year college enrollments in fall 1985. The next sections provide information on two-year college students, focusing on the characteristics of transfer, minority, handicapped, part-time, female, employed, and international students. Community college finances are examined next in terms of total operating budget, tuition, student financial aid, state appropriations, and college spending. The final sections consider other characteristics and achievements of the two-year college, focusing on the associate degree, student/faculty ratios, faculty and administrator characteristics, developmental education, cultural resources, flexibility, and contributions to the economy. (EJV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.