ERIC Number: ED414990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Fall 1997 Student Profile.
To provide data on student demographics and enrollment trends each year, California's Los Rios Community College District develops a profile of current students. Data are drawn from fall fourth-week census reports completed by the district's three community colleges each September. Data collected for fall 1997 indicated the following: (1) after a three-year decline beginning in 1991, enrollment stabilized in fall 1994 and increased by 4.1% in fall 1996 and by 4.2% in fall 1997; (2) weekly student contact hours increased from 479,750 in fall 1996 to 494,796 in fall 1997; (3) the proportion of ethnic minorities in the district's student body increased from 29% in 1987 to 40% in 1997; (4) in fall 1997, white students comprised 56.5% of the student body, Asians 16.3%, Latinos 11.1%, African Americans 10.4%, and Native Americans 2%; (5) the proportion of students 20 years of age and under remained relatively stable between fall 1992 and fall 1997 at 26.9% and 26.8%, respectively; (6) in fall 1997, 6% fewer students than in fall 1992 were attending evening courses, while 5.5% more students were attending both evening and day courses; and (7) the proportion of students enrolled full time increased from 23.5% in fall 1992 to 28.1% in fall 1997. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA.