ERIC Number: ED450822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Key Issues for Planning from the 1997 and 1998 Environmental Scans.
This document provides an analysis of the 1997 and 1998 Sacramento environmental scans completed by Los Rios Community College District (California). Findings include: (1) new high school graduates and new older students are, on average, earning GPAs and success rates that are below average for all students; (2) specific Los Rios ethnic minority student groups, such as African American and Latino, achieve course completion rates that are much lower than those achieved by Asian and white students in Los Rios colleges, by 10% or more; (3) high school graduates are a rapidly growing population sector; and (4) for the past four-year period, an average of 6% of all Los Rios students earned degrees and certificates, while an average of 39% of all students had goals to earn degrees or certificates. Other findings were that, among the 25 fastest growing occupations, 50% of the average annual openings require a community college education; this is projected to continue at least through the year 2005. The report recommends that measures be taken to improve the rates at which students obtain degrees and certificates and to find ways to help ethnic minority students become more successful. Contains 12 charts. (JA)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Environmental Scanning, Futures (of Society), Strategic Planning, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://irweb.do.losrios.cc.ca.us.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Institutional Research.