ERIC Number: ED481892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Emerging Trends, Future Directions. Environmental Scan.
Mesa Community Coll., AZ.; Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.
This paper reports on a study funded by Mesa Community College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, and Rio Salado College in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. The aim of the study was to learn more about some of the external factors that are affecting or will affect these institutions. The report provides information in four major areas: (1) State and Local Growth; (2) Service Area Analysis; (3) New Economy and the Future of Work; and (4) Learning and Learners. Maricopa County, where the colleges are located, grew by almost one million people between 1990 and 1999. Projections indicate that the population will almost double within the next 20 years. The minority population of the county is 27%. The report analyzes population trends, waves of growth, and residential development trends. An overview of the service areas indicates that the number one area of concern for residents is public safety and crime, followed by education, families and youth, economy, healthcare, and the environment. The report includes an income overview by service area and educational levels, as well as service area resident profiles. The resident profiles show categories of people according to age, income, family structure, and area in which they live. (Contains 19 tables and 36 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mesa Community Coll., AZ.; Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.