ERIC Number: ED145748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Minority Enrollment at State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Fall, 1976.
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Information.
Minority enrollment has increased faster than total enrollment in state and land-grant universities in recent years. Minority students comprised 15.2 percent of the total enrollment in fall 1976, compared with 11 percent in fall 1972. Black students accounted for almost half of the minority enrollment, or 6.7 percent of the total enrollment. Other minority categories used were: nonresident aliens, Asian or Pacific islander, and American Indian or Alaskan native. The category experiencing the largest growth in recent years is the Asian/Pacific islander group. With the exception of nonresident aliens, minority students continue to be better represented at the undergraduate than graduate and professional levels. Overall, men outnumbered women in minority representation, especially in the nonresident alien category. However, black women outnumbered black men at all levels except first professional. Minority students are slightly less likely than other students to attend college on a part-time basis. Predominantly white campuses have made major advances in black enrollment, and traditionally black campuses have increased their populations of non-blacks. Rankings and statistical data for individual institutions are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Colleges, Black Students, College Students, Enrollment Rate, Eskimos, Females, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Males, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Rating Scales, State Universities, Statistical Studies, Tables (Data)
Office of Research and Information, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Suite 710, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Information.