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ERIC Number: EJ1222110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
Ventura beyond the Campus: Outreach Propels CSU Channel Islands' Work to Promote a College-Going Community
Quintero, Amanda; Buhl, Geoffrey; Pajka Hasendonckx, Michelle; Inouye, Carolyn; Ramirez, Joshua
Liberal Education, v105 n1 Win 2019
The California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) campus of 1930s Spanish and Mission-style architecture has around 7,100 students and is truly local-serving: 52 percent of all students enrolled in fall 2018 were from Ventura County, 26 percent came from neighboring Los Angeles County, and most other students hailed from other nearby counties. The composition of the student body also closely matches the demographics of Ventura County's college-age population, with 52 percent of CSUCI students identifying as Hispanic or Latinx in fall 2018, 28 percent identifying as white, 6 percent identifying as Asian, and 2 percent identifying as black. Designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in 2010, CSUCI continues to invest in supporting a college-going community. The University Culture program, for instance, provides high school and community college students with information about attending a four-year university. The program focuses on developing the talent of the youth whose parents saw that building a state university--instead of a state prison--would be liberating for their region by providing a path to higher education for thousands of students, many of whom would be the first in their families to obtain a baccalaureate degree.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; California (Los Angeles)