ERIC Number: ED369465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
GAIN in the Community Colleges: A Report on the 1992-93 Survey on GAIN Participants and Funding.
California's Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) program is designed to provide education, job training, and support services to help welfare recipients enter the workforce. As part of an effort to monitor the California Community Colleges' (CCC's) GAIN effort, the Office of the Chancellor conducted a study of GAIN student characteristics, program services, and financial data for the 1992-93 academic and fiscal year. Surveys were sent to all 107 CCC's in May 1993 and revenues were calculated from college apportionment reports. Results of the study, based on responses from 79 colleges, included the following: (1) overall, the responding colleges reported a total of 18,827 GAIN students attending classes, an 11% decline from the 21,091 students reported for 1991-92; (2) the 11% decline occurred primarily in six districts due to fewer student referrals from county agencies; (3) overall, the college GAIN student population was 74.8% female and 67.2% non-white; (4) the non-white student population grew slightly from 1991-92 due to an increase in Hispanic students, despite small decreases in American Indian, Asian, Pacific Islander, African-American, and Filipino GAIN student populations; (5) 59.2% of the students participated in the GAIN basic education program, while moderate decreases were registered for the vocational training and self-initiated components; (6) the two main sources of funding for GAIN programs were the State's General Fund and local contracts and grants; and (7) total GAIN revenues were down $37.3 million from $43.9 million in 1991-92. Tables of student profiles and funding types by college district and the legislative definitions of GAIN services are appended. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.