ERIC Number: ED401959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Effectiveness of California Community Colleges on Selected Performance Measures, October 1996.
Walters, Judy E.; Shymoniak, Leonard
This report presents data on the effectiveness of the California Community Colleges as of fall 1994 in the areas of student access (measured by student enrollment and participation rates); student success (measured by student goals, persistence, completion rates, and employment information); staff composition (measured by workload and gender and ethnicity of staff); and fiscal condition (measured by fiscal stability, revenue sources, and revenue per full-time equivalency students (FTES)). Highlighted findings include the following: (1) participation rate (defined as actual headcount enrollment per 1,000 college age population) declined for 4 consecutive years from a recent peak of 79.3% in 1990 to 67.6% in 1994; (2) between fall 1993 and fall 1994, there were slight declines in successful course completion, course retention, and the overall persistence rate; (3) in 1994-95, 53,465 associate degrees were awarded, the transfer rate to the University of California was similar to the prior year, and the California State University reported a 5.6% increase in transfers; (4) 40-50% of all full-time faculty, temporary faculty, academic administrators, and classified administrators were female; (5) although the majority (51%) of students in 1994 were non-White, the percentages of non-White faculty and staff ranged from 17% for temporary faculty to 40% for certificated non-instructional professional; and (6) the fiscal health of community college districts based on level of reserves improved between 1993-94 and 1994-95. (TGI)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, College Faculty, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, School Demography, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, School Personnel, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.