ERIC Number: ED297635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Attainment Status of Asian Americans in Higher Education.
Peng, Samuel S.
A synthesis is presented of national data describing the status of Asian Americans in higher education. Thirteen tables provide data on enrollment trends, degrees earned by major fields and persistence and progress in college. The statistics provided are for Asian or Pacific Islanders, as compared to non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan native, or nonresident alien students. The following are among the findings discussed: (1) Asian American enrollment has more than doubled since 1976, with the majority in public institutions in a relatively few geographic areas; (2) Asian Americans fare very well in both persistence and progression, compared to other ethnic groups; and (3) while choices of majors are as widespread among Asian Americans as among other ethnic groups (with business and management as the first choice), the concentration of Asian Americans on engineering and science is most noticeable at the doctorate level. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education (Denver, CO, April 7-9, 1988).