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ERIC Number: ED191378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Black and Hispanic Enrollment in Higher Education, 1978: Trends in the Nation and the South.
Mingle, James R.
Enrollment trends for Black and Hispanic college students in the United States and the South for 1978 are examined. Statistical data and analysis indicate that there has been a considerable slowing of Black enrollment growth from 1976 to 1978 as compared to earlier in the decade. Trends among Black students, as well as for the student population as a whole, show shifts to two-year institutions and increasing part-time enrollment. In the South, the impact of these shifts appears to be greatest on the traditionally Black colleges. Blacks as a percentage of total enrollment in graduate-level science, engineering, and professional programs declined, despite some numerical increases in enrollment of Blacks in these fields. Enrollment of Whites in these fields grew more rapidly. Hispanic enrollment, which is concentrated in Florida and Texas, increased more rapidly than either Black or White enrollment, although Hispanics remain underrepresented in the student population as a whole. In 1978, thls enrollment was concentrated for the most part in undergraduate programs at two-year public institutions. Data are presented by type of institution and also by state. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, College Students, Cubans, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Majors (Students), Mexican Americans, National Surveys, Private Colleges, State Colleges, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Students, White Students
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Florida; Texas; United States (South)
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