ERIC Number: ED067015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Access to College for Mexican Americans in the Southwest.
Ferrin, Richard I.; And Others
This survey was concerned with various indices of access to college for Mexican-Americans in the Southwestern U.S. Results are based on the responses of college administrators at a sample of 153 institutions. Principal findings of the survey include: (1) An estimated 144,000 Mexican-Americans were enrolled as undergraduates in Southwestern colleges in Fall 1971. (2) In 1970-71 Mexican-American students attending public 4-year colleges received financial aid covering 25% of their expenditures, and students enrolled in public 2-year colleges received financial aid covering 10 to 15% of their expenditures. (3) Recruitment of Mexican-American students was most frequently done by Mexican-American faculty and students, or by special visits to high schools enrolling large numbers of Mexican-American students. (4) Chicano studies courses are offered by about 85% of all public colleges in counties with large numbers of Mexican-Americans. (5) Southwestern colleges reported an estimated 1,500 Mexican-American full-time faculty members; this yields a ratio of one Mexican-American faculty member for every 100 Mexican-American students. (HS)
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Mexican American History, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups
Western Regional Office, College Entrance Examination Board, 800 Welch Road, Palo Alto, California 94304; Southwestern Regional Office, College Entrance Examination Board, Suite 119, 3810 Medical Parkway, Austin, Texas 78756
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Higher Education Surveys, Report 6