ERIC Number: ED089643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Fall 1973 University Racial Census.
Brooks, Glenwood C., Jr.; Sedlacek, William E.
The fall 1973 enrollments for the 5 ethnic categories of students (black, Spanish surname, Oriental, American Indian and all other) are presented for the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. Blacks (6%), Orientals (2%), Spanish surname (1%), American Indian (1%), and others (91%) comprised the total College Park student body. Of the undergraduate student body, blacks comprised 4%, the other minorities 4%, and whites 92%. Enrollment figures are available for blacks dating back to 1968 showing a nearly quadrupled enrollment between 1968-1973 or an increase from 2% of the total student body to 6% of the total student body. The percents of first-time student enrollments (freshmen and transfers) are important because they suggest student interest in attending the University and the impact of recruitment programs. First-time black freshmen were 15%, Orientals 2%, Spanish surname 2%, and American Indian 1%; all up over fall 1972 with the exception of American Indian. The total first-time freshmen class of 4,614, however, is slightly down for fall 1973 and fall 1972 indicating that vacancies existed. The first-time minority percentages are somewhat elevated as a result. The percent of first-time black freshmen at College exceeds the Middle States region (8%) and national (6%) medial percents of first-time black freshmen. Other information reported includes: majors, sex distribution, local resident status and permanent county residence. (Authors)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.