ERIC Number: ED399850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Students: The Student Composition of California Higher Education. Report 96-1.
This report presents data on the student composition of California higher education in graphs and text. The information focuses on the period from 1989 to 1993 though trends going back to 1980 are also displayed. The data are from a variety of sources including the Educational Testing Service, the California Postsecondary Education Commission, the California Department of Education, the California Student Aid Commission, and the College Board. The information is organized into five sections which cover: (1) eligibility for higher education; (2) first-time freshmen; (3) undergraduates in California higher education; (4) financial profile of undergraduates; and (5) student outcomes. Among highlights shown by the data are the following: while the number of eligible high school students increased from 1989 to 1993, the number of first-time freshmen decreased; the decrease was greatest at the California State University while the California Community Colleges continued to account for the majority of high school graduates continuing on to higher education; during this period, the amount and distribution of student financial aid changed dramatically as more students received both grants and loans, the number of students receiving need-based aid increased, and the amount of money loaned to each student rose; students took an average of 5 years to graduate; and 2 of every 5 California freshmen did graduate. Supporting tables of data are appended. (JLS)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Freshmen, College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Demography, Eligibility, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Student Loan Programs, Trend Analysis
California Higher Education Policy Center, 160 West Santa Clara Street, Suite 704, San Jose, CA 95113 (free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Higher Education Policy Center, San Jose.
Identifiers - Location: California