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Report 93-24: The State of the State's Educational Enterprise: An Overview of California's Diverse Student Population

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

December 1993

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In this report, the Commission presents the most comprehensive overview ever undertaken of the characteristics of students and faculty in California's educational institutions, compared with the State's population. The report follows California youngsters from preschool into the public school system and then through high school into undergraduate college and through graduate school; and it then examines the demographic characteristics of the teaching faculty in California's public schools, colleges, and universities.

The report highlights the significant differences in the characteristics of students and faculty at these various levels of California's educational enterprise. By emphasizing these differences, it seeks to point out the nature of the challenges to the State's schools and colleges posed by California's increasingly diverse student population, identify the public-policy issues pertinent to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all students, and provide a forum for further policy planning -- including ways to learn more about the progress of these diverse students through the State's educational system than is currently possible with the type of non-longitudinal information that is presented in this report. The report illustrates its major findings through a series of 56 charts and graphs tied directly to the text on pages 1-61, and it provides the numerical data underpinning all of those findings through a series of 43 statistical tables in a technical appendix on pages 63-75.

The Commission adopted this report at its meeting on December 6, 1993, on recommendation of its Educational Policy and Programs Committee.

Related Topics: Enrollments and Degrees Awarded

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