ERIC Number: ED366264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of People of Color, Women, and People with Disabilities in Higher Education in the State of Washington 1991. An Annual Report.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This report contains graphs, tables, and narrative which present data and illustrate trends on the participation and progress of people of color (African Americans, American Indians, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanic Americans), women, and people with disabilities in higher education in Washington State. The following areas are covered: (1) fall headcount enrollment at public and private 4-year institutions and community colleges for the years 1982, 1984, and 1986; (2) degrees conferred by community colleges and public and independent 4-year institutions in 1983 and 1985; and (3) enrollment and degree completion and employment data in higher education, and enrollment and completion in the K-12 education system. Included in the analysis are the findings that overall enrollments of these groups in K-12 has increased by 12 percent between 1987 and the 1991 school year, and that the enrollment of students of color has increased 31 percent. However, the report shows lower participation and achievement by students of color and women as they move to higher levels in the education system. Without adequately prepared high school graduates from the groups addressed, there will be fewer undergraduates to receive bachelors' degrees, and consequently, advanced degrees. Appendices provide statistical data from the study. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Degrees (Academic), Disabilities, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Private Schools, Public Schools, Statistical Data, Trend Analysis, Womens Education
Cedric D. Page, Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, Olympia, Washington 98504-3430.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.