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ERIC Number: ED261625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-2
Pages: 15
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Enrollment Pattern of Asian American Students in Postsecondary Education.
Peng, Samuel S.
College attendance patterns for Asian Americans and their academic persistence, choice of study, and sources of financial aid were assessed, based on results of the High School and Beyond Study, a longitudinal study of high school sophomores and seniors in 1980. Findings for the sample of 439 sophomores and 391 seniors include: 86 percent of Asian Americans entered some kind of postsecondary program by February 1982 (51 percent to four-year colleges, 37 percent to two-year colleges, and 4 percent to vocational or technical schools); compared with other racial/ethnic groups, Asian Americans had a higher entry rate, particularly at the four-year college level; and 12 percent of Asian Americans who entered a four-year college by June 1981 transferred to another college and 2 percent completed their program or withdrew. At both the two- and four-year college levels, Asian American students were more likely to stay in the same college than other racial/ethnic groups. Popular fields of study for Asian Americans were engineering (15 percent), business management (20 percent), computer science (7 percent), and life sciences (8 percent). While many Asian American students could have qualified for financial aid, they were less likely than other students to receive any type of aid. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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