ERIC Number: ED446784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Access and Success for System Goals for People of Color in Washington Community and Technical Colleges: Sixth Progress Report.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
In May of 1993 the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges adopted a goal related to the participation and success in college of faculty, staff, and students of color. Since that time staff have provided periodic progress reports on these original goals and their related indicators. This sixth progress report follows in that tradition. A review of the indicators suggests colleges are providing equitable access to college for students of color in general. The access ratio for all groups of color ranges from 1.12 to 1.61, substantially above parity at 1.00 for overall enrollment, including basic skills. The college-level access ratio is high for Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, and Native American but is slightly below parity for Latino/Hispanics. Latino/Hispanic students' access, however, has improved significantly. The basic skills rate for students of color is below that of whites. The system is not having success in improving student progress in college-level classes for students of color or for white students. Of those students retained, rates for transfer and completion in high wage job preparatory programs have improved for students of color. The diversity of faculty, though much less than the diversity of the student population, continues to outpace the rate of growth of student diversity. (Author/VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.