California Community College with Significant Drops in Black Enrollments:
Last week we reported a significant drop in black enrollments in the California community college system of more than 20,000 students. (Full story) But the decline is not uniform across the board. The decline in black enrollments is particularly heavy at certain community colleges in California. Compton College near Los Angeles, which is in danger of losing its accreditation, has seen black enrollments drop from 6,298 in 2001 to 2,066 in 2004. This is a decrease of more than 67 percent. At East Los Angeles Community College, black enrollments have gone from 1,352 in 2001 to to 791 in 2004, a decrease of 41.5 percent. At Los Angeles City College, black enrollments are down nearly 20 percent during the three-year period. At West Los Angeles College, black enrollments have dropped from 5,079 in 2001 to 3,654 in 2004. This is a decrease of 28 percent.
Drops in black enrollments are also occurring at community colleges outside the Los Angeles area. At Oxnard College north of Los Angeles, black enrollments are down 32 percent. At San Diego City College, black enrollments are down 45 percent. At Santa Ana College, black enrollments have dropped more than 21 percent.