ERIC Number: ED482174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Diablo Valley College Institutional Effectiveness Fact Book, 2002-2003.
Diablo Valley Coll. Pleasant Hill, CA.
This Fact Book offers information regarding Diablo Valley College (DVC), California. The report offers summary statistics about DVC's students and programs, and the state and county (Contra Costa) environment in which DVC functions. The population of Contra Costa County is one of the most highly educated in the nation; has a diverse population, with 19% of its citizens foreign born; and has a relatively low unemployment rate, although in 2000 this ranged from 3.7% to 6.4% in different areas of the county. This disparity among the service areas is magnified when one examines the unemployment rate for individual cities. Nonetheless, the unemployment rate for the state was 7% during the same period. The report argues that the low unemployment rate in the service area is affected by DVC's and other colleges' vocational education programs. DVC serves an enrollment population of more than 23,000 students each semester, with female students typically outnumbering male students. The percentage of white students has declined from 62.3% in 1997-98 to 54.3% in 2001-02. The report is divided into the following six sections: (1) External Environment; (2) Internal Environment; (3) Enrollment Patterns; (4) Underprepared Students; (5) Special Populations; and (6) Accountability and Institutional Effectiveness. Contains more than 200 tables and figures. (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Diablo Valley Coll. Pleasant Hill, CA.