ERIC Number: ED376898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Forging Ahead into the Twenty-First Century: A Demographic Profile of the PVCC Service Region. Research Report Number 5-94.
Fowler, Paul G.
In 1994, a study was conducted to describe the Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) service region in terms which would aid the college's strategic planning efforts. Major study findings include the following: (1) between 1990 and 2000, the population of the PVCC service district is expected to grow by 11.4%; (2) three localities enroll at PVCC a higher percentage of their populations than the average percentage of the service region as a whole (2.3%), Greene County (2.8%), Charlottesville (2.6%), and Louisa County, (2.4%); (3) the 45-70 age bracket is expected to increase by 77.5% between 1990 and 2010; (4) the 20-34 age bracket, currently with the largest percentage of PVCC students, is projected to decline by 7.1%; (5) between 1990 and 2000, the number of whites in the service region is projected to grow at a faster rate than the number of non-whites; (6) the Asian population is the fastest growing minority segment; (7) the population is moving toward a slightly higher percentage of females (52%) than males by 2010; (8) educational attainment varies greatly within the PVCC service region, with Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville showing the greatest number of residents who have attended college; (9) family and household incomes in the PVCC service region are slightly lower than the state average, with 25% of all residents in Albemarle County living below the poverty line; and (10) the PVCC service region is characterized by a highly professional workforce concentrated within government (40%) or services (30%). PVCC must continue to assess the current job market and employment trends to best prepare citizens to be competitive and competent. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.