ERIC Number: ED224396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Total, Black, and Hispanic Enrollment in Higher Education, 1980: Trends in the Nation and the South.
Myers, Michael M.
Trends in overall college enrollments and in Black and Hispanic enrollments in the nation and in the South in 1980 are examined, based on data from National Center for Education Statistics' surveys. Attention is also directed to enrollment by type of institution, enrollment in selected fields, enrollment trends during 1976-1980, enrollment in predominantly and traditionally Black colleges and universities, and enrollment in predominantly Hispanic colleges and universities. Highlights include the following nationwide: (1) total enrollment increased 10 percent from 1976 to 1980 (Black ernollment increased 7 percent and Hispanic, 26 percent); (2) enrollment rose 12 percent at the undergraduate level (Black enrollment grew 8 percent and Hispanic, 25 percent); (3) part-time total enrollment increased 16 percent (part-time Black enrollment grew 13 percent; part-time Hispanic, 32 percent). In the Southern Regional Education Board states, total enrollment grew 12 percent (Black--8 percent, Hispanic--32 percent); Blacks comprised 14.6 percent of the students enrolled in Southern colleges and universities; Hispanics were 4.1 percent of enrollment, with Florida and Texas accounting for 90 percent of that enrollment; part-time enrollment in the Southern region grew 21 percent in the 4-year 1976-1980 period; part-time Black and Hispanic enrollment increased 19 and 43 percent, respectively; and in the South, the growth rates for total, Black and Hispanic undergraduate, first-professional, and graduate enrollment were slightly higher, for the most part, than the national figures. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Full Time Students, Geographic Distribution, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Professional Education, Racial Distribution, State Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Students
Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: United States