ERIC Number: ED484935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Research Findings - Part II: Effective College Recruitment Strategies
Cortez, Albert; Cortez, Josie
Intercultural Development Research Association
Despite recruitment efforts, San Antonio community college was experiencing a marked decrease in Latino enrollment, particularly from neighborhood high schools that traditionally had been their feeder schools. The Intercultural Development Research Association examined the problem and found that the college, like many two- and four-year institutions, was faced with high attrition rates in high schools, competition among colleges and universities for a smaller pool of students, and shifting demographics. This article identifies the factors contributing to this phenomenon and reinforces the need for colleges and universities to work with K-12 schools to support student achievement throughout the K-16 system. [This document is Part II of 3. For Part I, see ED484955. For Part III, see ED484933. This document originally appeared in the "IDRA Newsletter," however some accompanying charts and graphs may not be provided here.]
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Recruitment, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Attrition, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Enrollment Trends, Demography, Hispanic American Students
Intercultural Development Research Association 5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350, San Antonio, Texas 78228-1190. Tel:210-444-1710; Fax: 210-444-1714.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.