ERIC Number: ED148413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Profile, Fall 1977 [and] Enrollment in E.S.L. (Courses in English As a Second Language).
Martin, Peter B.
The ethnic profile of the bilingual Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY) was based on 1,147 student responses (41.3%) to a registration questionnaire in fall 1977. Of the 86.4% listing themselves as Hispanic, 43.4% were Puerto Rican, 30.2% Dominican, and 6.5% Ecuadorian. Of the 13.46% non-Hispanic, 11.4% were black. Male/female distributions were almost equal in each category, except that there were 3.8% more Puerto Rican females and 5.05% more Ecuadorian males. Hispanic enrollment was 72.2% in l976, more than twice that of any other CUNY college, and increased from 45.7% in l972 to the present 86.4%. Correspondingly, enrollment in English as a second language courses rose from 741 in 1975 to 1,299 in 1977, a proportionate rise from 28% to 47%. In the same time period the college minority population increased only 3.7%, from 95.0% to 98.7%, but the Hispanic population increased 28.3% in the same time period. (RT)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hostos Community Coll., Bronx, NY.
Note: The questionnaire mentioned in the text is not included in this version of the report