Inclusive Teaching Resource Guide
Community college enrollment crisis?
American Association of Community Colleges
Community college enrollment has been in decline nationally since peaking in 2010. This report will put the recent community college trends into perspective by reviewing community college enrollment from 2001 through 2017, and by examining concurrent trends that are related to community college enrollments. This report will provide the reader with a better understanding of enrollment changes for students with different characteristics (such as age, gender, or race and ethnicity) as well as by enrollment intensity. In addition, community college enrollment trends will be compared to other sectors of higher education. Furthermore, this report will examine enrollment trends in the context of other national, nonhigher education trends such as unemployment rates and high school graduation rates to better understand the trends we are seeing in community college enrollment.
Left Out Report
The Campaign for College Opportunity (2018)
Campaign for College Opportunity measures the diversity of leadership at all public colleges and universities in California. We found that unfortunately California is lacking in leadership diversity on most of its campuses.
“Left Out: How Exclusion in California’s Colleges and Universities Hurts Our Values, Our Students, and Our Economy” lifts the veil on the drastic disparity between California’s public college and university students and higher education leaders and faculty when it comes to race and gender.
Left Out reveals that today 69% of students enrolled in college in California are ethnically or racially diverse, yet over 60% of college faculty and senior leadership on California’s campuses and 74% of Academic Senators are White, which is troubling for the state’s economic future.
California’s standing as the sixth largest economy in the world depends on producing more college graduates. Key to improving student success is ensuring centers of power and leadership at California’s public colleges and universities understand the needs, experiences, and strengths of the current and future student body so that policies and practices better serve them. That work starts with racially and gender diverse leaders and faculty.
Use our tools below to examine the lack of diversity in leadership and campus officials at California Colleges and Universities.