ERIC Number: ED108721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Student Ethnic Reporting--The "Other" Category: Fall 1974.
Cuyahoga Community College collects student ethnic information as part of its regular Fall Quarter registration process by distributing a computer card to in-person registrants. The student is asked to indicate his or her ethnic group from among those groups listed on the card (American Indian, Black, Caucasian, Cuban-American, Puerto Rican, Mexican-American, Oriental-American, Other Spanish-Surnamed American, or Other). Each fall, a number of students report themselves in the "Other" category. In completing the card, the student is asked to specify the other ethnic group in which membership is claimed. Occasionally a student will make two responses to the ethnic question, indicating membership in one of the listed ethnic groups and also in the "Other" category. As a by-product of the fall 1974 registration process, 337 student ethnic cards with single and double responses to the "Other" category were forwarded to the Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation; of these, 294 (83.7 percent) were single responses and 43 (12.8 percent) were double responses. Analyses reveal that only 13.6 percent of those students responding to the "Other" category truly belong in that category. From 1972 to 1974, the number of single responses has increased, while the number of double responses has sharply declined. Tables of pertinent data are included. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.