ERIC Number: ED398976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Glendale Community College Institutional History and Profile. Updated for the New Staff of 1996-97.
Spicer, Scot L.; Karpp, Edward
Established in 1927, Glendale Community College (GCC) in California is a public, open-enrollment institution dedicated to serving an increasingly diverse student and community population. In its effort to meet community needs, the college supports a strong transfer program, occupational programs, personal enrichment opportunities, and a variety of non-credit educational programs. As of 1996, the population of the college's district was estimated at 195,000, with growth estimated at 1% per year. While in 1970 the district population was 85% Caucasian, 1990 census data indicate that it is currently 64% Caucasian, one-third of which is Armenian; 21% Hispanic; 14% Asian; and 1% other. This diversity is reflected in the GCC student body, which is 30% Armenian, 21% Latino, 19% Caucasian, 14% Asian, 10% other, and 7% Filipino. Although total enrollment began to decline in 1992-93 in response to statewide community college fee increases, as of 1996 students were taking more units each term and semester-to-semester retention increased to approximately 75% from 64% in 1985. For credit enrollments, the number of continuing students declined for the first time in a decade in 1995, while the majority of credit students were 20 years old and under. Non-credit programs accounted or 5,817 students in fall 1996. Finally, GCC maintains active recruitment efforts with high schools and international students and transfers over 450 students yearly to institutions throughout the state and country. (Contains 15 graphs.) (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., CA. Planning and Research Office.