ERIC Number: ED220017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Minority Enrollment in Connecticut Institutions of Higher Education. BHE Reports, R-2-81.
Presley, Jennifer B.; Hagan, Willie J.
Current statistics on minority enrollment in Connecticut institutions of higher education are reviewed. Trends include the following: there were 12,777 minority students in state institutions in fall 1980; minority students represent 8.5 percent of the undergraduate students and 5.9 percent of graduate and professional students; minority enrollment grew 26.1 percent from 1976 to 1980, 21.8 percent at the undergraduate level and 65.5 percent at the graduate and professional level while nonminority enrollment grew 7.9 percent during the same period; among the institutions with a total enrollment of more than 100 students, the proportion of minority students ranged from 38.7 percent to 1.7 percent; 11 public and independent institutions have 12 percent or more minority students, while 14 institutions have 4 percent or fewer. Both minority and nonminority undergraduate students were more likely to enroll on a part-time basis in 1980 than was the case in 1976; a similar percentage of minority and nonminority students enrolled part-time at the undergraduate level; at the graduate level, minority students are less likely than nonminority students to enroll on a part-time basis; attendance patterns of minority and nonminority women are similar, with minority women representing 51.9 percent of all full-time undergraduate students and nonminority women comprising 50.8 percent of nonminority undergraduate students; minority enrollment is concentrated in institutions located in urban areas, specifically the seven towns with populations over 70,000; and minority students received 5.2 percent of the degrees conferred in June 1979. (SW)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment Trends, Females, Full Time Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Part Time Students, Professional Education, School Statistics, School Surveys, State Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Urban Areas, Urban Universities
Connecticut Board of Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06150.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.