ERIC Number: ED430640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Access and Success for System Goals for People of Color in Washington Community and Technical Colleges: Fifth Annual Progress Report. Updated January 1999. Research Report No. 98-2.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
This report is designed to monitor the goals and related indicators established in May of 1993 regarding the participation and success of people of color in college. A review of the indicators suggests an increase in commitment to diversity. Colleges continue to provide equitable access to Asian/Pacific Islander, African American and Native American but not Hispanics, although Hispanic student access is improving. Overall, the system is having limited success in improving student progress and completion rates for students of color. Minority students experience a less supportive climate at the colleges than do whites. The diversity of faculty, though much less than the diversity of the student population, continues to grow at the same rate as the student diversity. The five goals and related indicators summarized in Table 1 refer to enrollment diversity, student success, program completion, employment diversity, and institutional climate. The following sections present the sub-goals, indicators, and findings for each of the five main goals. Tables 2-10 provide information on student ethnicity percentages, success rates, trends in access, retention, employment rates and graduation ratios. (AS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Ethnicity, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Race, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Experience, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Whites
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.