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FOREIGN STUDENT ENROLLMENT AT COUNTY COLLEGES

Clipboard researched by Dallas M. Jackson and Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times, Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

The number of foreign nationals enrolled at Orange County college campuses during the last six years has increased steadily, reaching just over the 3,000 mark in the fall of 1989. That’s a 68% increase over the number here in 1984. Most of the county’s foreign students opt for four-year institutions, rather than junior colleges. In 1984, 76% studied at four-year schools, but that share dropped the next year and remained close to 65% until last year, when again it moved up over the 70% mark.

UC Irvine, the leading choice of these students, was home to four in 10 of the total in 1984, a ratio that has since averaged only about three in 10 (most recently, 33% last year).

School 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989+ FOUR-YEAR SCHOOLS UC Irvine 731 562 671 763 840 1,004 Cal State Fullerton 308 266 364 513 687 831 Chapman College 308 293 304 306 297 301 Southern California Christian 32 31 31 44 28 22 Christ College 13 12 14 19 36 45 Pacific Christian ++ 13 10 10 17 15 TWO-YEAR SCHOOLS Fullerton College 13 12 14 19 36 45 Orange Coast College 97 510 476 460 506 217 Golden West College 22 149 127 174 256 110 Coastline Community College 11 64 87 99 100 279 Rancho Santiago College 200 ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ Irvine Valley College 11 19 18 33 34 56 Cypress College 40 37 33 42 53 48 Saddleback College 42 42 40 43 64 104

1984-'89 School % Change FOUR-YEAR SCHOOLS UC Irvine +37 Cal State Fullerton +170 Chapman College -2 Southern California Christian -31 Christ College +246 Pacific Christian * +15 TWO-YEAR SCHOOLS Fullerton College +246 Orange Coast College +124 Golden West College +400 Coastline Community College +2,436 Rancho Santiago College -- Irvine Valley College +409 Cypress College +20 Saddleback College +152

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+ Most recent information available

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* 1985 to 1989 percentage change

Source: Various colleges

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