ERIC Number: ED458905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
NVCC Students in Developmental and ESL Courses: Fall 1995 to Fall 1999. Research Report. Developmental Studies Series.
Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.
This document discusses the enrollment of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) students in developmental English, developmental math, and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses. Students examined were first-time students, transfer students, continuing students, and returning students. Enrollment statistics and demographic data from fall of 1995 to fall of 1999 are presented. Highlights include: (1) enrollment in these courses increased by 24%--approximately 8% of students were enrolled in developmental English, 7% in developmental math, and 6% in ESL; (2) from 1995 to 1999, the total percentage of NVCC students enrolled in developmental English courses rose from 7% to 9%, with an equal distribution of male and female students (51% male and 49% female); of those students, the majority were white (51%), and 72% of them were under the age of 21; (3) enrollment for developmental math increased by 22% from 1995 to 1999; the majority of these students was female (52%) and were white (58%); and a large percentage of them were also under the age of 21 (59%); and (4) enrollment in ESL courses increased by 26%, with highest numbers enrolled in reading and writing courses; most of the ESL students were female (57%). A summary is included at the end of the document, along with the institution's mission and goals. (Contains 16 tables and 12 figures.) (CJW)
Descriptors: Age, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, English, English (Second Language), Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnicity, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Sex, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.