Age, Gender and Ethnicity

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

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Average Age 41.80 40.80 41.67 41.30

40.75

Median Age 40 40 41 40 40
Female 2,201 2,179 2,905 2,211 1,760
     % of Total 42.23% 42.33% 56.29% 44.52% 42.44%
Male 3,011 2,969 2,256 2,755

2,387

     % of Total 57.77% 57.67% 43.71% 55.48% 57.56%
White 4,607 4,699 4,761 4575 3,822
     % of Total 88.39% 91.28% 92.25% 92.13% 92.16%
Black 103 101 82 66 60
     % of Total 1.98% 1.96% 1.59% 1.33% 1.45%
American Indian / Alaska Native* 74 68 79 65 51
     % of Total 1.42% 1.32% 1.53% 1.31% 1.23%
Hispanic 143 173 159 151 133
     % of Total 2.74% 3.36% 3.08% 3.04% 3.21%
Asian  9 7 19 16 18
     % of Total 0.17% 0.14% 0.37% 0.32% 0.43%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander** 0 2      
     % of Total 0.00% 0.04% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Unknown / Multiple 276 98 61 93 63
     % of Total 5.30% 1.90% 1.18% 1.87% 1.52%
Total Students 5,212 5,148 5,161 4,966 4,147

* 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."

In order to align more closely with Curriculum student data, this chart uses a traditional academic year. For instance, the 2013-14 year uses data from Aug 2013-May 2014.


County of Residence

In 2014-15, 75% of HCC's Con Ed students resided in Haywood County, 8% 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.

Figure 1. Map of County of Residence for HCC Continuing Education / Adult Education Students, 2014-15.

Map of North Carolina with counties colored according to population. Data file for the map can be downloaded by clicking on the image.

 

In order to align more closely with Curriculum student data, this figure uses a traditional academic year; it uses data from Aug 2014-July 2015


Employment Status

Table 2. Employment Status of HCC Con Ed Students.

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Employed Full-time 2,180 2,221 2,105 2,121 1,986
    % of Total 41.83% 43.14% 40.79% 42.70% 47.88%
Employed Part-time 823 770 718 769 807
    % of Total 15.79% 14.96% 13.91% 15.48% 19.46%
Unemployed 2,209 2,157 2,338 2,077 1,355
    % of Total 42.38% 41.90% 45.30% 41.82% 32.67%
Total 5,212 5,148 5,161 4,967 4,148

In order to align more closely with Curriculum student data, this chart uses a traditional academic year. For instance, the 2013-14 year uses data from Aug 2013-May 2014.

Note: Totals may not match Table 1 since data used for this table are not always reported.


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