ERIC Number: ED469356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Otay Mesa Higher Education Center: An Off-Campus Facility of the Southwestern Community College District. Commission Report.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report to the California Governor and legislature reviews the proposal submitted by the Southwestern Community College District (SCCD) (California) to establish a state-approved educational center in Otay Mesa, to be known as the Southwestern Community College's Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa. The proposed state-supported center allows the district to effectively serve, by 2015, approximately 2,740 full-time equivalent students (FTES) in the ethnically diverse and growing communities of southern San Diego County. SCCD serves the southern part of the San Diego urban area. The proposed center will serve students from San Diego's south bay area, where the median income is $36,500, compared with $46,500 for the county as a whole. The majority of jobs in the area are in the services and trade, with relatively few jobs in technology industries. The area population is 56% Latino, with 16% of the population aged 20-29. Headcount enrollment reached 17,800 in 2000, up nearly 6% from 1998. Enrollment is expected to reach 23,000 by 2010. The district's existing sites are either at capacity or are inconveniently located. The California Postsecondary Education Commission, which provides independent analysis of the costs and benefits of proposed projects, accepted the center proposal and recommended its authorization by the state. Review guidelines and research data appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Facilities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Enrollment, Facility Planning, Institutional Characteristics, School Expansion, State Government, State Legislation, State School District Relationship, Two Year Colleges
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Fifth Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268; e-mail: PublicationRequest@cpec.ca.gov. For full text: http://www.cpec.ca.gov/completereports/2002reports/02-09.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California