ERIC Number: ED375890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Information Digest, Los Angeles Community Colleges, 1992-1994.
Chen, May K. C.
Providing historical data up to 1992-1994 on the nine colleges in the Los Angeles community college District (LACCD), this statistical digest presents tables and graphs on student characteristics, enrollment trends, instructional programs, student performance and articulation, special services, and fiscal and personnel resources. Highlighted district findings include the following: (1) enrollment dropped 11% since the fall 1993 removal of the $13 per-unit cap and the imposition of a $50 per-unit fee for students holding bachelor's degrees; (2) since 1975, the percentage of Asian students in the student body has increased more rapidly than in the community, while Hispanic enrollment has increased more slowly than in the community; (3) the headcount proportion of traditional college-age students has declined over the past 15 years; (4) weekly student contact hours (WSCH) rose notably from fall 1992 for English, psychology, and chemistry, while WSCH declined for physics and English as a Second Language; (5) at the end of four years, 8% of the 1989 cohort had graduated and another 13% were still enrolled in an LACCD college; (6) among ethnic groups, Hispanics were less persistent than Whites in the first year but improved in succeeding years, while Asians were the most successful and Blacks the least successful groups; (7) with respect to transferring students, LACCD colleges have been less successful than other California community colleges; and (8) the total number of awards granted in 1992-93 was the highest since the mid-1980s at 6,032. Includes a district map and a glossary of terms. (KP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Programs, College Transfer Students, Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, Minority Groups, Multicampus Districts, Part Time Students, Population Trends, School Demography, School District Spending, School Personnel, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Educational Services Div.