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The State : Black Enrollment Off 17%

March 26, 1985

Enrollment of black students in California community colleges dropped 17% last fall, according to a survey. The colleges' Board of Governors was told at a meeting in Sacramento that attendance by black students fell to 88,700 last fall from 108,100 for the same semester in 1983. The survey showed that inner-city colleges, which educate the most minorities, suffered the sharpest losses, with some losing more than a quarter of their students. Overall, community college enrollment dropped 6%, marking the third straight year of decline from a peak of 1.43 million students in 1981.

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