ERIC Number: ED413937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan-9
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Community College Student Demographics by Program Areas. Florida State Board of Community Colleges Research Note RN-02.
Based on data submitted by Florida's 28 community colleges for the fall 1993, 1994, and 1995 terms, this report describes the characteristics of the state's community college students by program area. Following an introductory narrative, six tables are presented providing data on students in adult education, college preparatory, advanced and professional, postsecondary vocational, postsecondary adult vocational, and supplemental vocational programs, respectively. For each program area, data are included on student gender, race, age, full-/part-time status, year in school, dual enrollment and transfer status, educational goal, disabilities, and financial aid status. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) students taking adult education classes were 55% female, 80% part-time, and primarily seeking an adult high school diploma; (2) over 60% of college preparatory students were female, while Black and Hispanic students represented a higher proportion than in the student body in general; (3) advanced and professional students were 59% female and two-thirds White, while another two-thirds aspired to an associate degree; (4) postsecondary vocational students closely resembled the advanced and professional group; (5) Black students were over-represented compared to the student body in general in postsecondary adult vocational courses; and (6) supplemental vocational students had the highest average age, smallest percentage of full-time students, and the smallest percentage of Hispanic students of any category. (BCY)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.