ERIC Number: ED441533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
The American Community College Turns 100: A Look at Its Students, Programs, and Prospects. Policy Information Report.
Coley, Richard J.
As the community college reaches the century mark, this report takes stock of what and where that diverse institution is today. The paper aims to depict the diversity of today's community college students and the myriad of programs and activities offered by these institutions. In addition, it outlines some of the challenges that must be faced as these institutions expand their agendas in response to the needs of our modern world. This paper contains the following sections: (1) "The Community College," which provides some basic data about the American community college enterprise; (2) "The Students," which looks at their background characteristics, educational aspirations and admissions test scores, educational risk, and college involvement; (3) "Community College Programs," which explores college transfer programs, occupational/technical programs, developmental education, community services, and support services; (4) "Transfer and Articulation," which examines the transfer function and articulation agreements; (5) "Examining the Impact and Effectiveness of the Community College"; and (6) "A Look Ahead," which summarizes data that demonstrate the demands for community college education and training in the future. The report includes a list of resources on community colleges and an appendix which contains Mercer County Community College's (New Jersey) General Guidelines for Dual Admissions Programs. (VWC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Programs, Community Colleges, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Institutional Role, Long Range Planning, School Effectiveness, Student Characteristics, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.