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ERIC Number: ED401959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 86
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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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.