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Education Final 05-15-12 -   1.2.a.1 - Minority Student Enrollment

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Education Final 05-15-12
1. Access and Enrollment
2. Student Accomplishment
3. Student and Economic Outcomes
1.2.a.1 - Minority Student Enrollment
How well are people of color represented in the college student population relative to the state?
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Data Notes
Data Source: SBCTC Data Warehouse
Measure Definition: Community and technical college students by race or ethnic breakdown
Target Rationale:
Link to Agency Strategic Plan:
Notes: (Optional)
Also Available
Action Plan: Yes
Extended Analysis: No

 Drill Down Measures

 Summary Analysis

  • The community and technical college system as a whole is more diverse than the state population of comparable ages in all three mission areas. 
  • Basic skills is the most diverse mission area and the primary entryway to college for students of color. 
  • Hispanic  students are underrepresented in college-level work.
  • Native American students are under represented in all categories.
  • A  2009 WSU study showed that the majority of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students in the four-year system started at community and technical colleges. 

Action Plan

  • Increase transitions to higher levels of education for students through programs that target underserved populations, such as I-BEST.
  • Through the implementation plan of the State Board’s Mission Study, identify ways to solve the issue of underservice to Hispanic students in college-level coursework.