Who Are Our Students - Con Ed


Age, Gender and Ethnicity

Table 1. Age, Gender, and Ethnicity of HCC  Continuing Education / Adult Education Students.

  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Average Age 41.6 40.2 41.8 40.8 41.7
Median Age 41 41 40 40 41
Female 1,992 2,210 2,201 2,179 2,905
     % of Total 45.01% 44.01% 42.23% 42.33% 56.29%
Male 2,434 2,812 3,011 2,969 2,256
     % of Total 54.99% 55.99% 57.77% 57.67% 43.71%
White 4,048 4,597 4,607 4,699 4,761
     % of Total 91.46% 91.54% 88.39% 91.28% 92.25%
Black 93 79 103 101 82
     % of Total 2.10% 1.57% 1.98% 1.96% 1.59%
American Indian / Alaska Native* 61 46 74 68 79
     % of Total 1.38% 0.92% 1.42% 1.32% 1.53%
Hispanic 118 144 143 173 159
     % of Total 2.67% 2.87% 2.74% 3.36% 3.08%
Asian  15 18 9 7 19
     % of Total 0.34% 0.36% 0.17% 0.14% 0.37%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander**     0 2  
     % of Total     0.00% 0.04% 0.00%
Unknown / Multiple 91 138 276 98 61
     % of Total 2.06% 2.75% 5.30% 1.90% 1.18%
Total Students 4,426 5,022 5,212 5,148 5,161

* Prior to 2010-11, this category included only "American Indian."
** ** Prior to 2010-11, this category was not used. These populations were included under "Asian."


County of Residence

In 2012-13, 80% of HCC's Con Ed students resided in Haywood County, 7% resided in Buncombe County, and 3% resided in Jackson County. Figure 1 illustrates the distribution of HCC Continuing Education and Adult Education students throughout the state. Additionally, a small percentage of HCC students (<1%) reside in other states or are serving overseas. 

Figure 1. Map of County of Residence for HCC Continuing Education / Adult Education Students, 2012-13.

 

 

Employment Status

Table 2. Employment Status of HCC Con Ed Students.

  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Employed Full-time 2,122 2,079 2,180 2,221 2,105
    % of Total 47.94% 41.40% 41.83% 43.14% 40.79%
Employed Part-time 789 940 823 770 718
    % of Total 17.83% 18.72% 15.79% 14.96% 13.91%
Unemployed 1,515 2,003 2,209 2,157 2,338
    % of Total 34.23% 39.88% 42.38% 41.90% 45.30%
Total 4,426 5,022 5,212 5,148 5,161

 

All data from the NCCCS Data Warehouse and HCC Data Warehouse.
Data updated in January of each year for prior year. Continuing Education reporting is sometimes revised later, so most recent year's numbers may change slightly by following year.