ERIC Number: ED400891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Minority Enrollment Report, Fall Semester 1995. Research Report Number 1-96.
Payne, William H., Jr.
The 16th in a series of studies concerning minority enrollment at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), this report provides longitudinal data on minority enrollment and examines trends of interest to those involved in planning student recruitment and retention activities. Following a brief introduction, general data on minority enrollment at PVCC are presented for fall 1991 to fall 1995. Next, data for the same period are provided for student demographic characteristics by race and student enrollment characteristics by race. Finally, a conclusion reviews characteristics of minority students enrolled in fall 1995. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) 673 minority students enrolled at PVCC during fall 1995, accounting for nearly 16% of the entire student body; (2) between fall 1994 and fall 1995, the number of minority students enrolled at the college grew by 15.7%, the largest increase of the 1990s; (3) the growth in total minority enrollment was driven by an increase in African-American student enrollment, with African-American increasing by 20.8% between fall 1994 and fall 1995; (4) minority students attending in fall 1995 were more likely to be female and were older than minority students enrolled in the previous fall term; and (5) between 1991 and 1995, the gap between the percentage of minority students in PVCC's service area and minority students enrolled narrowed from 6.1% to 3%. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.