ERIC Number: ED381210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Effectiveness of California Community Colleges on Selected Performance Measures.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
This report presents selected performance measures of California's community colleges during the 1993-94 academic year in the areas of student access (measured by student enrollment and participation rates), student success (measured by student goals, persistence, completion rates, and employment information), staff composition (measured by workload and gender and ethnicity of staff), and fiscal condition (measured by fiscal stability, revenue sources, and revenue per full-time equivalency students (FTES)). Highlighted findings include the following: (1) over 124,000 students lost access to community colleges in fall 1993, due in part to a $50 per unit differential fee for baccalaureate students and also to fee increases in spring 1993 and in fall 1993; (2) despite the decline in access, the overall gender and ethnic balance of enrollments improved; (3) 63% of fall 1993 credit students continued through spring 1994; (4) 86% of the state's community college students completed fall 1993 classes with a grade of C or better; (5) colleges awarded over 55,000 degrees and 22,000 certificates, with proportional representation among women and minorities; (6) hours taught by full-time faculty remained stable at about 60%; (7) gains have been made toward increasing gender and ethnic diversity of faculty, administrators, and classified staff; (8) the number of districts experiencing some risk to fiscal stability increased from 12 to 17; and (9) in 3 years of state fiscal crises, the colleges' real revenues per actual full-time equivalent student dropped and remain flat at approximately the $3,100 level. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, College Faculty, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, School Demography, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, School Personnel, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.