ERIC Number: ED303229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
PVCC New Student Profile, Fall Semester 1988. Research Report Number 2-89.
Head, Ronald B.
Fall 1988 enrollment data were analyzed to produce a profile of new students at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) in terms of their sex; race; age; residence; enrollment status as full-/part-time, day/evening, or in-state/out-of-state; program; and degree objective. Relevant data on first-time, transfer, and continuing students were obtained from the Student Enrollment Booklets published by the Virginia Community College System. Study findings included the following: (1) 18.7% of the students enrolled at PVCC in fall 1988 were first-time students, 15.8% were transfer students, and 65.5% were returning students; (2) between fall 1987 and fall 1988, student enrollment decreased by 3.7%, including a decrease of 1.3% among first-time students and 3.6% among transfer students; (3) while the proportion of new to returning students remained fairly constant betwen 1984 and 1988, the proportion of first-time to transfer students was affected by a sharp plunge in the number of first-time students between 1984 and 1985 and a concurrent increase in the number of transfer students; (4) the percentage of black first-time students (10.4%) was much higher than that of black transfer students (5.6%); (5) over 30% of the first-time students attended full-time, compared to only 10.1% of the transfer students; and (6) a comparison of PVCC's new student profile with statewide figures on new students revealed that the typical PVCC student was more likely to be female, white, and older. (AAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.