ERIC Number: ED221133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Black Students of United Methodist-Related Colleges and Universities: An Enrollment Profile.
United Methodist-related colleges and universities maintained black enrollment at 9 percent of the total student body consistently during the period 1976-80, keeping pace with the growth in overall enrollment. Many institutions showed a decline in black student enrollment in 1978, with a significant increase in 1980, particularly in the universities, liberal arts II colleges, and two-year colleges. A gradual shift is seen in distribution of black students between predominantly black and non-black institutions. The rate of increase of female black student enrollment, at 2.8 percent per year, mirrors the overall female enrollment increase. Black male enrollment declined by 0.4 percent per year, against overall male enrollment increase of 0.3 percent. Universities, comprehensive colleges, liberal arts II, and two-year colleges have the greatest black female enrollment. Although predominantly non-black institutions showed a consistent increase in black students, the 11 black institutions continue to play a major role in higher education for blacks, enrolling nearly half the total black students in United Methodist-related colleges and universities. The contribution to higher education of these black institutions is felt to fulfill a high priority in the church's mission. Survey results are displayed in tables, with some narration. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN. Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
Identifiers: United Methodist Church
Note: Part of larger study, in progress, "Ethnic Race Composition of Enrollment in United Methodist-Related Colleges and Universities, 1976-1980."