ERIC Number: ED385322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
The Global Marketplace in the Twenty-First Century: The Community College's Role.
Fares-Rivera, Rabab; And Others
A study was conducted to assess El Paso Community College's (EPCC's) role in serving the educational needs of its multi-racial, economically diverse border area community. Uniquely positioned on a rapidly expanding industrial corridor, EPCC's constituency is quickly changing in size, demographics, and academic needs. To determine the current needs of its varied constituents, and to predict future trends, EPCC mailed surveys to 1,000 residents in nearby counties and to 1,300 area high school seniors asking both demographic and academic questions. Questionnaires were returned from 82.5% of the polled high school seniors (n=853) and 17.5% of the polled residents (n=181). Results were as follows: (1) the majority of respondents were Hispanic (71.8%); (2) 79.7% of respondents had either attained a high school diploma or the equivalent; (3) 55.5% of respondents reported a total annual family income of under $20,000; (4) the most popular fields of study selected by the respondents were computer and information services, health occupations, and education. The community survey instrument and 18 data tables and charts providing demographic information are included. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges (75th, Minneapolis, MN, April 22-25, 1995).