ERIC Number: ED282607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
PVCC New Student Profile, Fall Quarter 1986. Institutional Research and Planning Report Number 3-87.
Head, Ronald B.
In an effort to provide faculty and administrators with a current profile of the diverse student population at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), a study was conducted of new students attending PVCC in fall 1986. The new student population, representing 34% of the total student body, included 756 first-time and 708 transfer students. The ratio of new to returning students was approximately 1:2, having remained fairly constant during the 1980s. During this same period, enrollment increases and decreases for new students mirrored changes for the total student population. Between fall 1984 and fall 1986, the percentage increases for both new students and the total student population was just over 12%. Demographically, the fall 1986 new and returning students were quite similar: the ratio of males to females was approximately 1:2; over 90% of all students were white; and the average age of students was between 29 and 31. More notable differences existed within the new student population (e.g., in comparison to transfer students, first-time students were younger; more likely to attend school full-time; more likely to take day classes at the main PVCC campus; nearly twice as likely to be minorities; and more likely to be working towards degrees or certificates). In comparison with the Virginia Community College System as a whole, disproportionately more PVCC new students were female, white, and studying part-time and off-campus. The study data is displayed in 7 tables and 13 figures. (PAA)
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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