ERIC Number: ED443481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-17
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Programs and Services for Special Populations and Underrepresented Groups, Fiscal Year 1999.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
This report analyzes the progress of the underrepresented student population in fiscal year 1999, which includes minorities, females interested in nontraditional occupations, and persons with disabilities, in Illinois community colleges by comparing these data to the 1990 Illinois general population. Also described are programs and activities created by community colleges to increase the success of underrepresented groups and colleges' responses to focus topics identified by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Community College Board staffs. The report finds that persons from underrepresented groups are well represented in the Illinois Community College System. In fiscal year 1999, minorities comprised over one-third of the total enrollments in community colleges. This exceeds the minority population representation of the general state population. A major portion of the minority student enrollment was in precollegiate-level instruction. In fiscal year 1999, women made up over half of the student population on college campuses. They are well represented among baccalaureate and transfer program enrollees and graduates in these programs. However, this is not the case in all fields of study. National statistics indicate that the majority of students with disabilities are in community colleges, and Illinois is no exception. Many approaches to serve this student population are being used, including adaptive technology and partnerships in education. Includes appendices. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois