ERIC Number: ED213316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Fall College Enrollments by Racial/Ethnic Category, 1980.
Statistical data and trends relating to the enrollment of minorities in higher education in Pennsylvania for the fall 1980 term are examined. There were 49,060 minority students enrolled in 1980 compared to 45,083 minority students in 1978. Minority students comprise 9.6 percent of the total enrollment, and 81.5 percent of all minorities are registered as undergraduates. Minority students make up 6.7 percent of all first-professional students and 6.8 percent of all graduate students. Black students comprise 7.7 percent of the total enrollment and 8.4 percent of the undergraduate enrollment; and 64.7 percent of all black students are full-time, while 68.0 percent of the total student enrollment is full-time. The state-related commonwealth universities enroll the most black students, 10,990 persons, who comprise 8.3 percent of institutions' total enrollment. Data on undergraduate enrollment by major fields of study indicate that: 1.3 percent of all agricultural and natural resources students, 7.3 percent of all architecture and environmental design students, 7.2 percent of all biological science students, 8.0 percent of all business and management students, 6.6 percent of all engineering students, and 6.1 percent of all physical science students are from minority groups. Data also are provided on selected graduate fields of study and the following first-professional fields of study: dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, and law. (SW)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Full Time Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, Private Colleges, Professional Education, State Surveys, State Universities, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Students
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, P.O. Box 911, Harrisburg, PA 17108.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Information Systems.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania