ERIC Number: ED379036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pocket Profile of Community Colleges: Trends & Statistics, 1995-1996.
Association of Community College Trustees, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Bureau of the Census, and other sources, this pamphlet presents current information on community college students; college outcomes and impact; community college staff, governance, and expenditures; and tuition and financial aid. In addition, trends in enrollments, numbers of institutions, full-/part-time employment status of faculty, and Pell Grant awards are illustrated. Selected highlights include the following: (1) there are approximately 1,100 community colleges in the United States; (2) community colleges enroll 44% of the nation's undergraduates and 49% of all first-time freshmen; (3) about 47% of all minorities in college attend community colleges; (4) more than half of higher education students with disabilities attend public community colleges; (5) women make up about 58% of community college enrollments; (6) the average age of a community college student is 29; (7) enrollment ranges from 200 to 100,000 students; (8) the most popular fields of study are liberal studies/humanities, business, health professions, engineering-related technologies, and protective services; (9) part-time students greatly outnumber full-time students; (10) the five most popular programs are dental hygiene, nuclear medicine technician, nursing, physical therapy, and robotics/automated manufacturing; (11) a worker with an associate degree earns approximately $11,589 more than a worker with a high school education; (12) 65% of community college faculty are employed part time; (13) women make up 42% of community college faculty nationwide, compared to 29% at four-year institutions; (14) sources of community college revenue include state funding, tuition and fees, local governments, sales and services, federal government, private gifts, grants, and contracts, and endowments; and (15) the average annual tuition and required fees at public community colleges is $1,114 compared to $2,543 at four-year colleges. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Community College Trustees, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.