ERIC Number: ED136984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Chicanos in Higher Education: Status and Issues. Chicano Studies Center Publication, Monograph No. 7.
Lopez, Ronald W.; And Others
Compiled to provide a national picture of Chicanos in higher education, this report provides a profile of Chicanos in higher education, with emphasis on enrollment patterns. Based on census and Office of Civil Rights data, the data are mainly for 1970, although information for other years both before and after 1970 is also included. Information pertains to: the response of higher education to Chicanos; Chicano representation in higher education; issues facing Chicanos in higher education (access, retention and attrition, faculty, administration, funding, instruction and curriculum, Chicano Studies, research, and survival); the eligible population; undergraduate and graduate enrollment; enrollment by fields of study; and brief case studies of select institutions. The data indicates that Chicanos are under-represented at all levels of higher education. The proportional representation of Spanish-surnamed people declines the higher the level of education. Relatively higher percentages of Chicano enrollment are found in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas which have the highest percentages of Chicanos in the general population. High percentages of Spanish-surnamed people are also found in the educational institutions of Florida and New York where the Cuban and Puerto Rican populations respectively are concentrated. These 7 states accounted for 83% and 80% of all Spanish-surnamed enrollment in higher education in 1970 and 1972 respectively. (NQ)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Students, Declining Enrollment, Dental Schools, Educational Problems, Educational Status Comparison, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Distribution, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Law Schools, Literature Reviews, Medical Schools, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, National Norms, Professional Education, Puerto Ricans, Racial Distribution, Undergraduate Students
Chicano Studies Center-Publications, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($10.00) payable to the University of California Regents
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Chicano Studies Center.