ERIC Number: ED463783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Palo Verde College Facts, 2001.
Palo Verde Coll., Blythe, CA.
This is a 2001 report on Palo Verde College (PVC) (California) student demographics, enrollment status, citizenship, educational goals, and academic persistence. Student data were collected and analyzed to meet accrediting standards, improve institutional effectiveness, and fulfill the local district's mission. The report discusses enrollment patterns of students from specific zip codes in the area. Findings indicate that: (1) students generally attend colleges in proximity to their residence; (2) more females than males attend PVC; (3) since 1997, the percentage of white students has decreased slightly (from 41% to 36%), while the percentage of black students has increased slightly (from 7% to 8%); (4) the percentage of Asian, Hispanic, and Native American students has remained consistent since 1997, with Hispanic students making up the majority of PVC total student enrollment (49% in fall 2000); (5) the total enrollment for PVC was 3,652 in fall 2000; (6) most students are United States citizens; (7) the number of continuing and returning students is increasing; (8) most students indicate the intent to transfer after graduating; however, the overall number of these students has decreased since 1997; (9) more students are attending PVC to obtain high school credentials or a GED; and (10) the number of dropouts is increasing at the college. The report includes tables with specific statistical information. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Palo Verde Coll., Blythe, CA.