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ERIC Number: ED125682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Profile and Place of Residence, Student Body: Spring 1976.
Martin, Peter B.
Ethnic and geographic characteristics of the student body of Hostos Community College (City University of New York) were investigated in order to determine whether the institution was providing opportunities for upward mobility for the children of immigrants and for immigrants themselves. Completed surveys were obtained from 2,460 out of 2,679 students (91.8 percent), and zip codes were provided by 2,489 students (92.9 Percent). The student body is 65.6 percent Hispanic (predominantly Puerto Rican and Dominican) and 34.4 percent nonHispanic (predominantly black). Comparisons with data for the two previous years show an increase in the percentages of Hispanic students and of freshmen attending English as a Second Language courses. The majority of the student body lives in the Bronx (54.3 percent), but students come from virtually every area in New York City, with the major determinants being geographic proximity to the college and its bilingual career and liberal arts programs. Although the survey did not provide the means to obtain information on the place of origin of the students, it was found that 54.5 percent of the students were born outside mainland United States and that 65.8 percent have at least one parent who was born outside mainland United States. Copies of the survey instrument in Spanish and English are included as well as zip code maps with student body percentages indicated. (MJB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hostos Community Coll., Bronx, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)