ERIC Number: ED433884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Los Angeles Community Colleges Information Digest [1998-99].
Kelly, Dexter; Prather, George
This digest presents information about the Los Angeles Community Colleges and their students using tables, charts, and narrative text that emphasize trends and changes during the past twenty years. Statistical highlights include: (1) in 1998, Los Angeles Community College enrollment declined by 45 students overall (East and Valley had the highest enrollments); (2) the Los Angeles student body has aged since the 1970s (students under 20 have dropped from 30% of enrollment in 1972 to only 17% in 1997); (3) sixty percent of Los Angeles Community College transfers in 1997-98 were members of ethnic minorities; and (4) the number of degrees awarded has continued to increase since 1991, and reporting of occupational certificates by the colleges has improved. For student and enrollment characteristics, the digest uses the categories of ethnicity, student load, class level and education attainment, time of day, entering status, and educational goals. Chapters are presented on fiscal and personnel resources. The digest also tracks student retention and persistence, and transfers to four-year universities. Retention rates are analyzed comparing students enrolled in day classes with those enrolled in evening classes, and with overall enrollment. Charts and tables compare district enrollment figures from 1964 through 1998. Enrollment is charted by educational goal, program expenditures, general fund income by source, and other topics. (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research and Planning.