Theory, Practice, and Change
Chapter Seven: Demographic Trends
This chapter introduces select demographic information on community colleges that focuses on: (a) institutional characteristics; (b) students’ characteristics; (c) faculty characteristics; and (d) administrators’ characteristics. Demographic trends are contextualized as an opportunity to further meet the changing needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
When reading this chapter, consider the following questions:
•How do the demographic trends within your institution correspond to the national demographic landscape of community colleges? What are the implications of these trends for the future of the community college?
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