ERIC Number: ED419557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Population Penetration Rates by City and County Fall Term 1997. Research Report Series.
McHewitt, Earl R.
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) conducted a study of city and county population penetration rates, or the percentages of residents served by VCCS colleges. Using total in-state enrollment for fall 1997, the study found that the percentage of Virginia's population served by the VCCS increased to 1.82%, returning the system to the 1995-96 participation level. In the data tables provided, fall headcount is limited to college service region enrollments. Total population is based on projections developed by the State Data Center, Virginia Employment Commission (June 1993). The within-region penetration rate for the VCCS is 1.67%, up from 1.61% in 1996.. These rates are higher for colleges in the southwestern part of the state, the highest being 3.5% for Southwest Virginia Community College. Virginia's penetration rate nearly equals the national rate of 2.0%. Data tables of penetration rates are provided for the following VCCS colleges: Blue Ridge, Central Virginia, D.S. Lancaster, Danville, Eastern Shore, Germanna, J.S. Reynolds, John Tyler, Lord Fairfax, Mountain Empire, New River, Northern Virginia, Patrick Henry, Paul D. Camp, Piedmont VA, Rappahannock, Southside WV, Southwest VA, Thomas Nelson, Tidewater, Virginia Highlands, Virginia Western, and Wytheville. (YKH)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Involvement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Regional Characteristics, Regional Cooperation, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.