ERIC Number: ED292507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges: A Summary of Selected National Data.
Drawing from the American Association of Community and Junior College's annual fall surveys, this report summarizes selected data about community colleges, their students, and their faculties. Section I focuses on institutional characteristics, tracing the increase in the number of two-year institutions between 1945-46, when there were 315 public and 333 private two-year colleges, and 1986-87, when there were 1,062 public and 162 private institutions. This section also provides 1986-87 data on college size. Section II presents enrollment trends from 1945 to 1986 for private and public institutions, noting the tremendous growth following World War II through the 1970s. Section III highlights student characteristics, including age, gender, ethnicity, part-time status, student educational objectives, degree goals, and academic ability. Section IV outlines faculty characteristics, featuring data on part-time faculty, educational background, age, and salaries; section V offers data on institutional revenues and expenditures; section VI provides information on the number of associate degrees conferred and their economic worth. Finally, section VII looks at community services programs offered at two-year institutions. An 8-item bibliography is included. (EJV)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Community Services, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, School Size, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the AACJC Office of Research and Policy Studies.