ERIC Number: ED395087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-11
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Student Participation and Achievement in Graduate and First-Professional Degree Programs in Illinois Higher Education. Item #10.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
In Illinois, as in other states, minorities, Blacks and Hispanics in particular, are under-represented in higher education. The historically low rates of Black and Hispanic participation in higher education raise equity and labor supply issues. This report supplements the annual report of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and provides further detail on Black and Hispanic educational experiences at the Master's, doctoral, and first-professional levels. At each level, information is provided not only about the number and percentage of Black and Hispanic students enrolled and receiving degrees, but also about trends at individual institutions in the state and trends in academic fields such as the sciences, arts, and social sciences. The information presented shows that the increase in enrollment and degrees awarded to Black and Hispanic students in graduate and first-professional programs has occurred for all levels of advanced study, at public and private institutions, and at all types of academic programs. Black enrollment at the Master's and doctoral levels has increased by more than two-thirds and Hispanic Master's and doctoral enrollment doubled from 1986 to 1994. Significant growth was also achieved at the first professional level. However, if the state is to develop the abilities of its residents fully, further increases are necessary. (Contains 14 figures and 13 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.