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Introduction 01 - Long Description

Figure 1

This map shows Mt. SAC’s district area. Mt. SAC’s district boundaries encompass an area of approximately 189 square miles in the San Gabriel Valley, with 17 communities served. This district is divided into seven areas, each represented by a Trustee. Area 1: Trustee: Rosanne Bader containing portions of San Dimas, and La Verne. Area 2: Trustee: David Hall containing portions of Covina, Charter Oak, and Walnut. Area 3: Trustee: Laura Santos containing portions of Baldwin Park, Irwindale, and West Covina. Area 4: Trustee: Robert Hidalgo containing portions of South San Jose Hills, Valinda, and West Covina. Area 5: Trustee: Jay Chen containing portions of Bassett, Avocado Heights, City Of Industry, and Hacienda Heights. Area 6:Trustee: Judy Chen Haggerty containing portions of Diamond Bar, Walnut, and Rowland Heights. Area 7: Trustee: Manuel Baca containing portions of Pomona, Diamond Bar, and Phillips Ranch.

Table 4

The table shows a percentage comparison of genders present between Mt. SAC's District, Service Area and student population. The numbers and percentages listed for Mt. SAC are based on the Fall 2015 headcount and the numbers and percentages under the district and service areas are based on the 2010 Census. There are 29,232 students total in Mt. SAC. Of the total 14,774 are female which is 50.54% of the population and 13,944 are male which is 47.70% of the population. There are 862,357 people total living in Mt. SAC’s district area. Of the total, 438,583 are female which is 50.90% of the population and 423,774 are male which is 49.10% of the population. There are 1,507,607 people total living in Mt. SAC’s service area. Of the total, 51.16% of the population are female and 48.80% of the population are male. Actual numbers for the service area or not recorded. Mt. SAC's student demographics follows closely to its district and service area demographics with female students above 50% and male students below 50%. Not listed on the table are 514 students who reported as unknown gender which makes up 1.76% of the student population.

Figure 2

The Fall 2009 to Fall 2015 Ethnicity Demographics chart shows a comparison between percentage of ethnicities present on campus during the fall 2009 term and the fall 2015 term. Most notable are the changes with students who self-identify as Hispanic and unknown. When compared to the 2009 percentages, the Hispanic demographic increased by 20.9% while the unknown demographic decreased by 28.49%. Here are all the demographics shown in the graph. The following demographics increased: African-American from 3.86% to 4.11%, Asian from 13.24% to 15.28%, Multi-Ethnicity from 0.45% to 2.87%, and the greatest increase was Hispanic from 35.32% to 61.56%. The following ethnicities decreased: American Indian/Alaska Native from 0.32% to 0.16%, Filipino from 4.20% to 3.67%, Pacific Islander from 0.52% to 0.29%, White Non-Hispanic from 12.83% to 11.31%, with the greatest decrease being those student identifying as "unknown" from 29.25% to 0.76%.

Figure 3

The Percentage of Population Below the Poverty Level for the Mt. SAC District chart compiles data from different cities within the district comparing the percentage of population living below the poverty level. Pomona has the highest rate with 20.40% and Walnut has the lowest with 5.00%. The percentages for each city within the Mt. SAC district are as follows: Baldwin Park 17.4%, Charter Oak 10.5%, Covina 11.4%, Diamond Bar 5.2%, Glendora 7.9% Hacienda Heights 7.1%, Irwindale 11.6%, La Puente 11.8%, La Verne 7.3%, Pomona 20.4%, Rowland Heights 10.7% San Dimas 7.0%, Walnut 5.0%, and West Covina 9.30%.

Figure 4

The Percentage Below Poverty Level for the Mt. SAC Service Area chart compiles data from different cities within the Mt. SAC service area and compares the percentage of population living below the poverty level. EL Monte has the highest rate with 24.00% and Chino Hills has the lowest with 6.30%. The percentages for each city within the Mt. SAC service area are as follows: Alhambra 14.7%, Arcadia 9.3%, Azusa 19.4%, Chino 10.9% Chino Hills 6.3%, Claremont 8.0%, El Monte 24.0%, Fontana 16.0%, Glendora 9.2%. La Habra 13.9%, Montclair 19.0%, Monterey Park 16.2%, Ontario 18.3%, Rancho Cucamonga 7.8%, Rosemead 20.3%, San Gabriel 13.9%, Temple City 10.8%, Upland 14.8%, and Whittier 13.0%.

Figure 5

Although the number of students receiving financial aid has been trending positively, their percentage values have fluctuate between 60.90% to 69.1%. The specific data for fall 2011 to 2015 are as follows. Fall 2011 at 60.90%, Fall 2012 at 66.40%, Fall 2013 at 69.30%, Fall 2014 at 69.90%, and Fall 2015 at 69.10%.