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American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Community colleges have seen decreases in enrollment since their peak enrollment in 2010. One principle source of new students attending community colleges is high school graduates continuing on to community colleges upon graduation. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics indicate that the actual and projected number of high school…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, High School Graduates, College Attendance, College Bound Students
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
According to "The Future of Undergraduate Education" report, about 17 million students are enrolled in 4,700 college and university programs every fall. Forty-nine percent of all credentials earned are bachelor's degrees, 26 percent are associate degrees and another 25 percent are certificates. In the U.S., students can tap several…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Graduates, Debt (Financial), Educational Indicators
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
According to a new study by the American Council on Education (ACE), post-traditional learners are individuals with diverse life experiences, defining them as "individuals already in the workforce who lack a postsecondary credential, yet are determined to pursue further knowledge and skills while balancing work, life and education…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Characteristics, Nontraditional Students, Alignment (Education)
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Millennials, who account for 75.3 million people in the U.S., are more racially and ethnically diverse than any prior generation. Their racial and ethnic breakdown is 56 percent white, 21 percent Hispanic, 14 percent black, 6 percent Asian and 3 percent other. Highlighting this changing ethnic makeup, between 2000 and 2015 the U.S. population ages…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Student Characteristics, Generational Differences, Racial Distribution
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
The data above provide insight into the range of student outcomes for colleges participating in the American Association of Community Colleges's (AACC's) Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA), a national system of metrics designed by community colleges for community colleges to better describe the outcomes of their students. As the data…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, College Outcomes Assessment
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
According to data recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics, most adults in the workforce (58 percent) either have a postsecondary degree or some other form of workforce credential, including postsecondary certificates, occupational licenses or occupational certifications. This is higher than the 45 percent of adult workers…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adults, Educational Attainment, Credentials
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Community colleges serve a diverse student population. In recent years, enrollment of students who are non-white has surpassed the enrollment of white students. The data above suggest that the same level of diversity is not reflected in the staff at community colleges. Based on data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS),…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Institutional), Community Colleges, Racial Discrimination
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Over a decade and a half, community college enrollment for part-time students who are younger than 18 has more than doubled, jumping from 287,000 in 2001, to more than 635,000 by 2015 -- an increase of 122 percent. By contrast, total enrollment in community colleges only increased by 14 percent over the same period. Of particular note, this…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment Rate, Community Colleges
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
College presidential transitions are inevitable. A successful transition, as measured by: (1) an effective and orderly transfer of executive authority and influence between the outgoing and incoming chief executives, along with; (2) the continued advancement of the college, can never be guaranteed. Conceiving, developing, and managing a deliberate…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, College Administration, Planning
American Association of Community Colleges, 2017
In fall 2015, U.S community colleges enrolled about 7.2 million for-credit students. During the same year, community colleges awarded 806,766 associate degrees and 516,820 certificates. The new Humanities Indicators report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences shows a significant increase in associate degrees awarded in the humanities,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Associate Degrees, Minority Group Students, Graduation Rate
Mullin, Christopher M. – American Association of Community Colleges, 2017
In policy circles, the first question of the year often relates to college enrollment. Most common is the question: "Are you up or down in enrollment?" More often than not, the enrollment question may be answered in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment. While the answer does have programmatic implications, the initial interest…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Enrollment Rate, Full Time Equivalency
American Association of Community Colleges, 2017
The median weekly earnings for individuals age 25 and older who worked full time and had less than a high school diploma was $504 in 2016 (approximately $26,200 per year), compared to $819 (approximately $42,600 per year) for individuals with an associate degree. Data show that more education not only leads to higher earnings but also to lower…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits, Salary Wage Differentials, Employment Opportunities
American Association of Community Colleges, 2017
States' use of postsecondary performance-based funding is intended to encourage colleges to improve student outcomes. The model relies on indicators such as course completion, time to degree, transfer rates, number of credentials awarded and the number of low-income and minority graduates served. Currently, 21 states use performance-based funding…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Trend Analysis, Postsecondary Education, State Policy
Juszkiewicz, Jolanta – American Association of Community Colleges, 2017
This is the fourth in a series of American Association of Community Colleges analyses of trends in community college enrollments. The report also examines completion rates, featuring graduation rates published by the U.S. Department of Education (based on institutional-level reporting), and the National Student Clearinghouse's (NSC) completion…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Graduation Rate, Trend Analysis
Phillippe, Kent A. – American Association of Community Colleges, 2016
In 2015, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conducted a survey of community college chief executive officers (CEOs) to collect their opinions on current issues, and gather information on their compensation. This report provides the results from this survey. The AACC CEO Survey was sent to 960 public community college presidents.…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Community Colleges, College Presidents, Administrator Surveys
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