ERIC Number: ED260151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Minorities in Independent Schools. Enrollment Trends and Financial Aid, 1980-81 - 1983-84. NAIS Statistics Supplement.
National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.
This statistical report is distilled from data reported over four school years in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) spring statistics. It provides a demographic summary of minorities in NAIS member schools, examining recent trends in minority enrollment and exploring the most recent data on the relative proportion of financial aid awarded to faculty and nonfaculty children in minority and nonminority categories. Among the key findings are that in 1983-84 (1) minority enrollment was 9.2 percent of total enrollment; (2) 1.4 percent of schools enrolled 31 percent of minority students; (3) 17.3 percent of reporting schools enrolled 31 percent of minority students; (4) minority teachers represented 2.8 percent of all teachers; and (5) 46.7 percent of schools reported no minority teachers. For 1982-83 it was found that (1) 15 percent of all students received financial aid; (2) 33.1 percent of minority students, as against 13.2 percent of nonminority students, received financial aid; and (3) the largest single group receiving full financial support was nonminority faculty children. From 1969-70 to 1982-83, the percentage of minority students paying full tuition increased from one-half to two-thirds. Enrollment trends from 1980-81 to 1983-84 revealed that total enrollment increased by 3.2 percent and that Asian American enrollment increased at 12 times the rate of general enrollment and 40 times that of African American, Hispanics American, and Native American Growth. (RDN)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.