ERIC Number: ED444621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Fast Facts 26-42.
Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
The document is a compilation of Fast Facts on a wide range of issues affecting the Florida Community College System (FCCS) and higher education in general. It uses data extracted from a federal publication entitled "Answers in the Tool Box." Some of the topics that are addressed are as follows: important variables for student baccalaureate completion; serving the disabled; the economic value of a four-year degree; student transfer rates to institutions within the State University System; educational access and quality; FCCS student characteristics; distance education in the United States; freshmen survey on stress; state scholarships and grants in the FCCC; and perceptions of the public and parents on higher education. Data highlights include: (1) the number of disabled students increased by 13.9% between 1994-95 and 1998-99, rising from 14,418 to 16,426; (2) the number of blacks earning A.A. degrees increased by 58% between 1994-95 and 1998-99, Hispanic students earning A.A. degrees increased by 33%, and whites by 6%; (3) females earned 21% more A.A. degrees in 1998-99 than in 1994-95, and males 8% more; (4) the unduplicated headcount of A.A. graduates in the upper division of the Florida State University System increased from 48,417 in 1995-96 to 49,783 in 1998-99 (3%); and (5) FCCS grade point averages (GPAs) range from 2.8 to 2.9, while SUS GPAs remain at 2.9. (JA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.