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ERIC Number: ED259602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Minorities in Higher Education. Third Annual Status Report, 1984.
College enrollments and degree attainment of minorities are reported, along with the role of minority institutions in the education of black students, the retention of high school and college minority students, and academic employment of minority Ph.D.s. In addition, the problem of using data that aggregate all minority groups is discussed. Highlights include: (1) minority groups are younger than the white population with an average median age of 24.9 compared to 31.3 for whites; (2) Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans continue to be underrepresented in four-year colleges; (3) blacks experienced proportional enrollment declines at all postsecondary levels, though they have registered slight increases in absolute numbers since 1976; (4) blacks experienced losses in proportional share of degrees earned at every level between 1976 and 1981; (5) black men registered significant decreases in degrees received at all levels; (6) Hispanics leveled off in proportional shares of bachelor's and doctoral degrees, but declined in master's degrees; (7) while increased numbers of Hispanics and blacks graduated from high school, the percentage of both groups enrolling in college declined; and (8) Asian Americans had increased college enrollments and degrees. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Age Differences, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Colleges, Blacks, College Attendance, College Faculty, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment Trends, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, Specialization
American Council on Education, Office of Minority Concerns, One Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00 single copy; $4.00 each, 2-10 copies; $3.00 each, 10 or more).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Minority Concerns.
Note: Statistical tables will not reproduce well due to small print.