ERIC Number: ED452915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
External Scan 2000: Environmental Scan of the Greater Sacramento Area.
This document provides a summary of the social, economic, and political changes at state and national levels that affect the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) in California. LRCCD consists of American River College (ARC), Cosumnes River College (CRC), and Sacramento City College (SCC). Demographic trends show that Greater Sacramento is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas nationally with a 60% population increase from 1980 to 2000. This document discusses demographic, economic, K-12 performance, political, and projected enrollment trends for the district. Report highlights include: (1) enrollment growth will come from the high-growth communities over the next 10 years (Franklin-Laguna, Vineyard, Folsom, North Natomas, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, South Sacramento, West Sacramento and South Natomas); (2) in Sacramento County, 46% of high school graduates were ethnic minorities in 1998-99, and 51% of the school-age population were ethnic minorities in 1999-2000; (3) total enrollment in public schools grades K-12 is growing, with a 11% increase from the 1995-96 school year to 1999-2000; (4) economic trends show that the civilian labor force of the greater Sacramento area has grown 14% over the last decade; and (5) K-12 performance trends show that high school drop-out rates have decreased. (CJW)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, Environmental Influences, Environmental Scanning, Futures (of Society), Long Range Planning, School Community Relationship, Strategic Planning, 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.