ERIC Number: ED481043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Community College System Programs and Services for Underrepresented Groups--Fiscal Year 2002. Focus Area: Recruitment and Preparation.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
This 2002 Underrepresented Groups Report discusses initiatives and strategies designed to increase participation among minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities in the Illinois Community College System (ICCS). The demographic data presented is from credit students. The typical male/female distribution on ICCS is 55.4% female and 44.4% male. Over the past 5 years, the number of female students completing programs has increased an average of 7.7%. During FY 2002, ICCS served approximately 11,383 students with disabilities (1.7% of all attending students). Learning disability is included in this statistic. The average age of the ICCS student was 31.1, and the median age was 26.7. In the state of Illinois, whites remain the largest ethnic group, but minorities have been responsible for Illinois' population growth over the last decade, with the percentage of whites decreasing from 78.3% to 73.5% of the population. Minorities accounted for 35.9% of students enrolled in credit coursework in the ICCS in FY 2002. Students identifying themselves as Hispanic became the largest minority group in the ICCS in 2000, and in 2002 constituted 16.2% of the credit student population. African American students are 14.1% of the student population. Offers a brief analysis of individual campuses' recruitment and preparation programs for each underrepresented group. (Contains 22 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.