ERIC Number: ED444615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
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Community College of Rhode Island Annual Report, 1999.
Abood, Nancy V.; LeBlanc, William
The document includes the history of the Community College of Rhode Island as well as other important institutional data and characteristics. The Rhode Island community college system was created in 1960 when the General Assembly sent a bill to Governor Christopher DelSesto to establish three two-year colleges to be built by 1968 for a total cost of $6 million. By 1970, Rhode Island Junior College was the fastest growing college in the state and the largest junior college in New England, with an enrollment of 3,577. For the fall 1999 semester, students in the under-20 age group accounted for 20 percent of the headcount enrollment. Of this age group, 69 percent were full-time students. Since the peak year of 1992 (1,260 transfers), transfers to other colleges in Rhode Island decreased by 142 students or 11 percent. In the fall of 1999, there were 284 continuing, full-time faculty members at the college. For this group, the most common set of characteristics was holding a master's degree, being a full professor, and having been with the college for 15 or more years. The expenditure of the general education funds are classified according to the following five categories: personnel services, operating expenditures, student aid, capital, and other. (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.