ERIC Number: ED327250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Minority Enrollment Report: Fall Semester 1990. Research Report Number 1-91.
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 1990 study indicated that: (1) 552 minority students enrolled at PVCC during fall semester 1990, surpassing the fall 1989 record of 484; (2) 12.7% of the of the total student population were minorities, the highest percentage in the college's history; (3) blacks represented and 10.6% of the total student population and 83.2% of the minority student population, representing the largest number of black students to attend PVCC in any single term; (4) from fall 1989 to fall 1990, the number of minority students has increased 20%, the number of black students has increased 21%, and the percentage of the student body which is minority has risen from 11.1% to 12.7%; (5) between fall 1989 and fall 1990, both white student and total student enrollments decreased while minority enrollment increased; (6) a slightly higher percentage of black students resided within the PVCC service region than did white students; (7) the number of new black students increased by 4.2% and the number of returning black students rose 16.6%; (8) the percentage of non-black minority students new to PVCC was 40%; and (9) just over 33% of all PVCC students were enrolled in transfer programs in fall 1990. Tabular data representation, and pie charts are included. (GFW)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Community Colleges, Declining Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Hispanic Americans, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, Racial Balance, Racial Composition, School Holding Power, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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.
Note: For the previous year's report, see ED 316 283.