ERIC Number: ED483552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Educational and Demographic Profile: Santa Clara County
California Postsecondary Education Commission
This profile uniquely presents a variety of educational and socioeconomic information for Santa Clara County, 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 between the myriad agencies, at both the state and local level, that have responsibility for education, economic development, workforce training, or social services. The relationship between educational attainment and income is clearly depicted by the maps on pages 4 and 10. These maps, along with the other data presented in the profile, unmistakably show 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: 45% of recent high school graduates completed college preparatory courses, compared to 35% statewide; 25% of recent high school graduates entered CSU or UC, compared to 18% statewide; and 41% of the county population has a Bachelor's or higher-level degree, compared to 27% statewide.
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Demography, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Profiles, Maps, Educational Attainment, Geographic Location, Counties, High School Graduates, Higher Education
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
Authoring Institution: California Postsecondary Education Commission
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A