ERIC Number: ED205360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Chicano Students in Institutions of Higher Education: Access, Attrition, and Achievement. Research Report Series. Volume I, Number 1.
de los Santos, Alfredo G., Jr.; And Others
To ascertain enrollment/access, retention/attrition and completion/achievement rates for Hispanic and non-Hispanic male and female students enrolled in institutions of higher education, previously-collected data available at national, state and institutional levels were compared. Data from two universities and two community colleges in each of two states (California, Texas) were used because of high concentrations of Chicanos living there. In 1976, Hispanics comprised 5.29% of U.S. population, 15.9% of California population and 20.78% of Texas population. Chicanos represented 2.9% of U.S. public university full-time enrollment, 6.4% of U.S. two-year enrollment; 7.15% of California state college and university and 8.8% of Texas public senior college and university enrollment; and 10.15% of California and 16.57% of Texas community college enrollment. National data from two-year and four-year institutions indicated that Hispanics had significantly higher attrition rates that non-Hispanics. The percentage of degrees earned by Hispanics at all levels was disproportionately lower than the percentage Hispanics represented in the total population. A major finding was that data collected by national, state and local institutions were neither comparable or compatible, something of importance in a system where numerical counts determine decisions concerning allocation of courses, faculty, student services, and scholarships. (NEC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, College Graduates, College Students, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment, Females, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Males, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, National Surveys, Student Attrition, Trend Analysis, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: California; Chicanos; Texas