ERIC Number: ED423942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Recruitment and Retention of Minorities at a Two-Year Public College from 1993 to 1998.
Hamilton, John M.
This paper on recruiting and retaining minorities details the difficulties and successes of Gainesville College (Georgia) to induct and retain minorities from 1993 to 1998. During this five-year period, Black enrollment at the college decreased by 9.1% (from 84 to 77), while Hispanic and Asian enrollments increased by 61.2% (26 to 67) and 35.7% (27 to 42), respectively. Overall, White non-Hispanics accounted for 92.2% of the total enrollment in the fall of 1998, in contrast to 91.8% in fall 1997 and 93.7% in fall 1993. The minority population as a whole decreased slightly from 8.2% in fall 1997 to 7.8% in fall 1998. Included are summaries of changes in minority student enrollment, racial and ethnic distribution of the ten-county service area, recruitment and retention strategies for minority students, changes in graduation rates of minority students, and plans for improvement. The paper also details the racial and ethnic demographics of the college's service area, including K-12 enrollments, and the percentage of high school graduates with college-preparatory diplomas. Appended are various tables of data describing racial and ethnic percentages in various cohorts. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gainesville Coll., GA. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.