ERIC Number: ED403974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Fall 1996 Student Profile Based upon Fourth Week Census Data.
Beachler, Judith A.
Each year, California's Los Rios Community College District develops a profile of current students to provide data on student demographics and enrollment trends. Data are drawn from fall fourth week census reports issued to the three District community colleges each September. Data collected for fall 1996 indicated the following: (1) after a 3-year decline beginning in 1991, enrollment stabilized in fall 1994, declining by less than .02% from the previous year; (2) between fall 1995 and fall 1996, enrollment increased by 3.5%, the first annual increase since 1990; (3) although weekly student contact hours decreased each year from 1992 to 1994, they increased by 3.2% between fall 1994 and fall 1995; (4) the proportion of ethnic minorities in the District's student body increased from 28% in 1986 to 40% in 1996; (5) in fall 1996, White students comprised 56.6% of the student body, Asians 16.1%, Latinos 11.5%, African Americans 10.4%, and Native Americans 2.1%; (6) the proportion of students 20 years of age and under decreased from 34% of enrollment in 1978 to 26% in fall 1996, while students ages 30 and over increased from 30% to 39%; and (7) in fall 1996, 41.7% of students were taking fewer than 6 units, 30.7% were taking between 6 and 11.9 units, and 27.6% were taking 12 or more units. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Planning and Research.