ERIC Number: ED337067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Enrollments at Major Urban Universities. Report No. 89-11.
Hand, Carol A.
This report focuses on ethnic enrollment percentages at major urban institutions for fall 1984 and 1986. Information is also provided for selected urban and land-grant universities in the southeast United States and for Atlanta, Georgia, area institutions. The data consist of enrollment information gathered for the Office of Civil Rights every 2 years, most recently in 1986. The major findings of the report include: (1) Georgia State University's (GSU) black student enrollment was 16.1%, and of the 26 urban universities selected for the study, 21 had lower percentages of black students, and 4 had higher percentages, (2) there were 11 Atlanta-area institutions whose percentages of black students were lower than that of GSU, and 5 had higher percentages (excluding predominantly black schools); (3) total enrollment at GSU rose from 21,366 in 1984 to 21,835 in 1986, with 15 of the selected 26 urban institutions experiencing enrollment increases in the 2-year period; and (4) ethnic enrollments in general at GSU and other urban institutions varied little over the 2-year period. It is noted that while many institutions have experienced declines in the enrollment of black students, GSU has maintained its enrollment of this minority group, but to do so in future years will be more difficult due to fewer black students participating in higher education and the availability of other competitive sources of postsecondary education. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta); Georgia State University; United States (Southeast)