ERIC Number: ED231316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Minorities in Connecticut Higher Education. Research Report R-3-83.
Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.
Statistics on minority enrollment in Connecticut institutions of higher education for 1976-1982 are reviewed. Trends include the following: there were 13,326 minority students enrolled in Connecticut public and private institutions in fall 1982; minority enrollment grew 26.2 percent between 1976 and 1980; enrollment increased in each ethnic category between 1976 and 1980; from 1980 to 1982, enrollment of black students declined by 3.6 percent, while enrollment of other minority enthnic groups and nonresident aliens continued to increase significantly; minority enrollment dropped by 11.8 percent at the regional independent institutions from 1980 to 1982, and by 3.3 percent at the University of Connecticut; the largest percent increase occurred at the state technical colleges, up 30.8 percent in 1982 from 1980; the largest headcount increase occurred at the regional communnity colleges; minority students received 5.6 percent of all degrees awarded in 1980-1981; and minority students represented 7.3 percent of first-professional degree recipients in 1980-1981. It is noted that at both state and national levels, minorities are still underrepresented in higher education. Fall 1982 enrollment data of minority students are presented by educational level for each institution. (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 Universities
Connecticut Board of Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.