ERIC Number: ED356808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
North Seattle Community College Multicultural Fact Book.
North Seattle Community Coll., WA. Office of Institutional Advancement.
Focussing specifically on trends in student ethnicity at North Seattle Community College (NSCC), in Washington, the three sections of this report present data on enrollment, planned length of stay and attrition rates, and graduation rates, by ethnic group. Report highlights include the following: (1) between 1980 and 1992, enrollment among students of color at NSCC increased from 12% to nearly 30%, with the largest increases among Asian students; (2) in both fall 1989 and fall 1992, the proportion of Native Americans and African-Americans among new students was greater than their representation among all NSCC credit students; (3) while approximately 90% of vocational preparation students entering in fall 1991 indicated an intent to stay at least 1 year, nearly 28% stopped out by spring quarter of their first year; (4) among students entering in fall 1991 with the intent to take courses for academic transfer and who indicated plans to stay for 1 year or more, 67% of Native Americans, 59% of African-Americans, 57% of Whites, 36% of Asians, and 33% of Hispanics had stopped out at least one quarter as of fall 1992; (5) while the total number of vocational degrees awarded at NSCC fell nearly 60% between 1986-87 and 1991-92, the proportion of such degrees awarded to Asians, African-Americans, and Hispanics increased from 19% to 33% during this same period; and (6) among students in both academic transfer and vocational preparation programs who were tracked from fall 1989 to 1992, substantially lower proportions of Native Americans and African-Americans graduated within 3 years than did Whites or Asians. Detailed data tables are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Diversity (Institutional), Diversity (Student), Enrollment Trends, Institutional Characteristics, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Racial Composition, School Holding Power, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Seattle Community Coll., WA. Office of Institutional Advancement.