ERIC Number: ED341419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary RSCCD Population Trends from the 1990 Census. Research, Planning, Resource Development Report.
Slark, Julie; Nguyen, Huong
Drawing from 1990 U.S. Censes data, a study was conducted of population trends in the Rancho Santiago Community College (California) District (RSCCD). Study findings included the following: (1) the population of the RSCCD increased by 32% from 1980 to 1990, larger than the statewide increase of 26%; (2) the 1990 RSCCD population was 482,224 and is projected to be 578,700 by the year 2000; (3) the city of Santa Ana comprises 61% of the population of the RSCCD; (4) 72% of the district population is over 18 years of age, compared with 74% for the state of California, making the district's population younger than that of the state's; (5) 1980 to 1990 enrollment trends of the RSCCD parallel those of community colleges statewide; (6) Hispanics comprised 48% of the RSCCD in 1990, up from 15% in 1970, and projected to reach 61% in the year 2000, while Hispanic community college enrollment statewide grew from 15% in 1970 to 26% in 1990; (7) the population of Santa Ana is 65% Hispanic, while Orange and Garden Grove are predominantly White; (8) Garden Grove has the largest percentage of Asians in the RSCCD (20%); (9) the Hispanic population within the RSCCD has grown by 107% from 1980 to 1990, while the White population has declined by 11%; (10) the percentage of college "eligibles" (individuals over the age of 18) is growing for all areas of the state examined, indicating an aging population; and (11) in comparison with their representation in the district population, Hispanics are underrepresented in Rancho Santiago College's fall 1990 enrollment (22%) and in the faculty (6%). Detailed data tables, charts, and bar graphs are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA.