ERIC Number: ED429646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
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The Draw to Florida Community Colleges from Florida's "College-Age" Population by Program Areas.
This information capsule presents an overview of the enrollments in the 28 Florida community colleges in comparison to the college-age population in the related counties. The purpose of the report is to determine: (1) the degree of market penetration or percent draw of the "college-age" population; (2) assess the effects of Vocational Technical Centers and universities on the community college draw; (3) study student program area preferences; and (4) examine the potential for increasing enrollments at the College. The college-age populations shown are aggregates of the 15-24 and 25-44 age group for each county. In 1995-96, 12.6% of the Florida college-age population, totaling 783,154 students, enrolled in community colleges. Colleges that drew the highest proportion of the college-age population were also likely to be area Vocational Technical Centers, which focus on adult vocational education, supplemental, and adult basic education program areas. The presence of a public state university within the county of the community college did not noticeably affect the draw of students to the college. In Table 1, colleges are ranked by the percent draw of college-age population to the community college. Table 2 presents the same data, sorted alphabetically by college, while Table 3 displays the top seven and bottom seven colleges. Contains 3 tables. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.