ERIC Number: ED198986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Hispanic Postsecondary Students. Survey of Income and Education.
Hill, Susan; Froomkin, Joseph
Based upon data collected throughout the U.S. in the spring of 1976 as part of the Survey of Income and Education, this report presents a socioeconomic and educational profile of Hispanic postsecondary students. Wherever relevant, the data are compared with data on all U.S. postsecondary students. A general overview presents characteristics of the U.S. mainland population of Hispanics in March 1976 (e.g. Spanish spoken in 4 out of 5 households, median age 21 years, predominantly urban, educationally disadvantaged, lower than average educational attainment). The overview provides a context for the data on Hispanics enrolled in colleges (underrepresented in total enrollment, older than average, 56% financially independent of parents, generally economically poorer, employed in jobs with longer hours for less pay, and equivalent in proportion of Hispanic women to proportion of women in total college enrollment). The next section describes Hispanics age 16 and over in postsecondary noncollegiate schools (75% over 25 years of age; comprising 6.8% of total enrollment; nearly 50% high school graduates; younger than average; 56% female; 20% dependent on families; 61% financially independent of families but with household incomes under $10,000; 43% of full-time students employed; 60% of part-time students employed). Concluding the report is an analysis of family background characteristics of students enrolled in postsecondary education. (AN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Demography, Dependents, Educational Status Comparison, Equal Education, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Females, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Males, National Surveys, Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, Self Supporting Students, Spanish Speaking, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Urban Population
Statistical Information Office, National Center for Education Statistics, 400 Maryland Ave., SW (Presidential Bldg.), Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Froomkin (Joseph) Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Survey of Income and Education; United States