ERIC Number: ED316283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Enrollment Report, Fall Semester 1989. Research Report Number 1-90.
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 study is designed to gather longitudinal minority enrollment data and to examine trends which may assist those involved in planning student recruitment and retention activities. The findings of the 1989 study include: (1) 508 minority students enrolled at PVCC during fall 1989, representing 11.4% of the student body; (2) Blacks represented 9.18% of the student body and 80.5% of the minority student population; (3) of the remaining minority students, 62 were Asian or Pacific Islanders, 21 were Hispanic, 3 were American Indians or Alaska Natives, and 13 classified themselves as "other"; (4) between fall 1988 and fall 1989, minority student enrollment increased 8.5% compared to a 6.1% total student enrollment increase; (5) 30.8% of all Black students attending PVCC in fall 1989 were male, 38.1% of all White students were male, and 43.4% of all minority students other than Blacks were male; (6) new Black student enrollment increased 21% between fall 1988 and fall 1989; (7) fewer Blacks than Whites were full-time students at PVCC during fall 1989; and (8) the second-year retention rate was higher for White than Black students. These trends suggest that PVCC is intensifying its efforts to draw and retain minority students, but it is still a long way from meeting its minority student recruitment and retention goals. (JMC)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Community Colleges, Declining Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, School Demography, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.