ERIC Number: ED382279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Enrollment Report, Fall Semester 1994. Research Report No. 2-95.
Head, Ronald B.
Each year, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) examines longitudinal data on fall term minority enrollment to identify trends which may be of interest to those involved in planning student recruitment and retention activities. The analysis for fall 1994 indicated the following: (1) 594 minority students attended PVCC during fall 1994, accounting for nearly 15% of the student body; (2) 418 of the minority students were African-American, 96 were Asian or Pacific Islanders, 32 were Hispanic, and 12 were Native American or Alaskan natives; (3) between fall 1993 and fall 1994, the number of white students enrolled at PVCC declined by 6.8% and the number of African-American students decreased by 18%, while the number of minority students other than African-American increased by 14.3%; (4) tuition increases of 75% over the previous 6 years were partially responsible for the declines in enrollment; (5) the mean age of white students was 31 years, compared to a mean age of 29 for African-American, and 28 for other minority students; (6) 26.3% of the African-American students, 30.9% of the white students, and 35.2% of the other minority students were new to PVCC in fall 1994; (7) approximately the same percentage of African-American and white students resided within the PVCC service region; and (8) the percentage of curricular students within the student body as a whole was 54.3%, the highest figure for the 1990's, with the percentage of curricular students among African-Americans reaching 68.9%. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.