ERIC Number: ED305107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Enrollment Report, Fall Semester 1988.
Head, Ronald B.
Each year, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) examines longitudinal data on fall term minority enrollment to identify trends which may be of interest to those involved in planning student recruitment and retention activities. The findings of the 1988 study indicated that: (1) 468 minority students enrolled at PVCC during fall 1988, representing a loss of 16 students from fall 1987 but a steady percentage of 11.1% of the student body; (2) Blacks represented 9.1% of the student population and 81.2% of the minority student population; (3) of the remaining minority students, 46 were Asian or Pacific Islanders, 25 were Hispanic, and 7 were American Indians or Alaskan natives; (4) Black male enrollment declined by 16.1% between fall 1987 and fall 1988, while the number of Black females rose by 3.4%; (5) between fall 1987 and 1988, the percentage of new Black students fell by 15%; and (6) the percentage of Black students enrolled full time fell from 19.1% to 17.4%. These trends suggest PVCC is not recruiting and retaining as many Black students as it should, and must therefore reexamine its strategies and intensify its efforts to attract and retain minority students. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.