ERIC Number: ED476830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Access and Success for System Goals for People of Color in Washington Community and Technical Colleges: Eighth Progress Report. Research Report.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
This document examines recent findings regarding minority access to education in the Washington Community and Technical Colleges. The paper details the colleges' goals in relation to the indicators for enrollment, student success, and employment. A review of the indicators suggests that the colleges are providing equitable access to college for students of color in general. The access ratio for all groups of color ranges from 1.18 to 1.52, substantially above parity at 1.00 for overall enrollment, including basic skills. The college-level access ratio is also high for Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, and Native American. It is close to parity (0.92) for Latino/Hispanics. In terms of student progress, the basic skills rate for students of color improved in 2000-01, but is still below that of whites. Of those students retained, completion in high wage job preparatory programs has improved for students of color. In 1993, an estimated 16% of the state's population was of color, while in 2002, people of color represented 21% of the state's population. Although the colleges are hiring an increasingly diverse staff, neither the full-time faculty of color, or the part-time faculty of color percentages have kept pace with growth in the percentage of students of color. (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Basic Skills, College Faculty, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Diversity (Student), Educational Mobility, Equal Education, Minority Groups, Nondiscriminatory Education, Outcomes of Education, Success, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.