ERIC Number: ED483493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Educational and Demographic Profile: Kern County.
California Postsecondary Education Commission
This profile derived from U.S. Census 2000 data presents educational and socioeconomic information for Kern County, California, nearby counties, and the state. The profile highlights the relationship between various factors that affect the economic well-being of individuals and communities. This presentation of information provides a framework for enhanced communication and collaboration among state and local agencies that have responsibility for education, economic development, workforce training, or social services. Data is presented on preparation for college, college choices, community college entrance rates, educational attainment, racial and ethnic composition, and median household income. The relationship between educational attainment and income is depicted by maps and other data presented in the profile, showing how socioeconomic conditions vary from place to place in California. This geographic variation must be taken into consideration in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies to give Californians better opportunities to succeed in school and in life. Highlights for the county include: 20% of recent high school graduates completed college preparatory courses, compared to 35% statewide; 13% of recent high school graduates entered CSU or UC, compared to 18% statewide; and 14% of the county population has a Bachelor?s or higher-level degree, compared to 27% statewide.
Descriptors: Profiles, Demography, Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, Counties, Educational Policy, Geographic Location, Social Services, Educational Attainment, Maps, High School Graduates
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: California Postsecondary Education Commission
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A