ERIC Number: ED236993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Demographic Transformation of Arizona: Implications for Minority Participants in Higher Education. Topical Paper No. 21.
Conrad, Clifton F.; Talbott, Mary
Implications of the demographic transformation of Arizona for the future of higher education in the state are examined. Since the changing size and character of the minority population figure prominently on the demographic changes, the major focus will be on changes in the minority population and the effect on future minority participation in higher education. Three major demographic characteristics of the state's population are examined: size and distribution, age, and sex. Data are presented for the entire state and, in some instances, its 14 counties. Characteristics of the following racial/ethnic groups are addressed: White, Black, American Indian/Eskimo/Aleut, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Spanish origin. In addition, the number of youths and adults who are limited or non-English speaking is examined by county. Attention is also directed to minority participation in Arizona's high schools, community colleges, and senior postsecondary institutions. After examining minority participation in each of the 15 public community colleges, the three senior institutions are reviewed individually. Framing responses to the changing demographics and monitoring minority participation and success is considered briefly. (SW)
Descriptors: Age Groups, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, College Attendance, Community Colleges, Demography, Futures (of Society), Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, Population Trends, Secondary Education, Sex, State Colleges, State Surveys, Whites
Arizona University, Center for the Study of Higher Education, 1415 North Fremont Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Center for the Study of Higher Education.