ERIC Number: ED366379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Enrollment Report: Fall Semester 1993. Research Report Number 1-94.
Head, Ronald B.; Fowler, Paul G.
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 1993 study indicated that: (1) 664 minority students enrolled at PVCC during fall semester 1993, surpassing the fall 1992 figure of 632; (2) 15.2% of the total student population were minorities, the highest percentage in the college's history; (3) blacks represented 11.7% of the total student population and 76.8% 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 1993, the number of minority students increased 30.7% and the number of black students increased 25%; (5) between fall 1991 and fall 1993, the percentage of white students increased by only 0.1%, compared to a 5.1% increase in minority students; (6) only 27.5% of the black students enrolled in fall 1993 were male, compared to 38.1% of white students and 40.9% of other minority students; (7) 35.1% of non-black minority students were new to PVCC in fall 1993, while just under 30% of both white and black students were new; and (8) despite an increase in full-time students from the late 1980s to 1991, the number of full-time students declined by 10.6% between 1991 and 1993. Includes tables and pie charts. (BCY)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, Hispanic Americans, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, Racial Balance, Racial Composition, 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.