ERIC Number: ED537859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Reference Count: 14
Clackamas Community College: Data Exploration Project
MPR Associates, Inc.
Clackamas Community College (CCC) is a two-year college offering academic and career education to more than 30,000 students a year. CCC has multiple campuses and extension sites, with a large main campus in Oregon City and smaller campuses and sites in Harmony, Wilsonville, Estacada, and Molalla. CCC has identified a pressing need to know more about the patterns and trends in the college's enrollment data and the college's capacity to effectively meet community needs in the future. Clackamas has two primary objectives for this exploratory data analysis project: (1) gain access to reliable information the college can use immediately to make budget and planning decisions for the next two years, and (2) build a foundation for an ongoing research plan that CCC can use to analyze its data internally. CCC identified several high-priority questions related to enrollment, capacity, and student outcomes that served as the foundation for the project and the following report. The questions were initially divided into four separate "tasks" and this document represents the findings of all four tasks. This report reviews the overall project methodology and presents the findings for each of CCC's priority questions. (Contains 41 figures, 18 tables, and 5 footnotes.) [This paper was prepared for Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon.]
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Career Education, Data Analysis, Career Development, Enrollment Trends, Budgeting, Planning, Access to Information, Educational Research, Outcomes of Education, Adult Education, Academic Persistence, High School Students, Labor Market, College Credits, Basic Skills, Language Skills, Income, English (Second Language), Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Age Differences
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon