ERIC Number: ED208779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Update on Black College Students and Black Colleges: 1980-81. National Center for Education Statistics Bulletin, September 1981.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Data on black college students and black colleges for 1980-81 are presented and briefly described. More than a million black students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in fall 1980, and slightly more than half of these students attended colleges in the Southern and border states. Over a third of the black students in the Southern/border states were enrolled in predominantly black colleges. Most of these students attended traditionally black institutions (TBIs), while the rest were enrolled in newer predominantly black institutions (PBIs) that were founded in the last 25 years. Enrollment has been increasing in both the TBIs and the PBIs, even though the purposes of these colleges differ greatly. Most of the TBIs are four-year colleges that stress academic and first-professional education, while the majority of the new PBIs are two-year vocational schools organized for profit. Almost half of the PBIs are located in North Carolina (eight) and South Carolina (seven). About one in five black students in colleges outside the Southern/border states attended a school in which over half of the students enrolled were black. Most of these predominantly black institutions are two-year schools emphasizing vocational education, and over half are public and two-thirds are located in three cities: New York City (eight), Chicago (eight), and Detroit (five). In addition to data on black students enrolled in black colleges by state, enrollment profiles are presented of TBIs and PBIs. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Black Colleges, Black Students, College Students, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Professional Education, Proprietary Schools, School Location, School Surveys, State Surveys, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Upper Division Colleges, Urban Universities, Vocational Education
National Center for Education Statistics, Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.