ERIC Number: ED297662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Minority Enrollment in Higher Education, Fall 1976-Fall 1986. Center for Education Statistics Survey Report.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Data concerning postsecondary minority enrollment trends from 1976 through 1986 are presented and analyzed. The first section of the report presents overall enrollment trends by racial/ethnic categories and selected institutional characteristics, using data from the Center for Education Statistics institution-based postsecondary education surveys. The second section presents household-based statistics from census population surveys, which are used to derive a measure of participation in postsecondary education by comparing enrollments with the 18- to 24- and 25- to 34-year-old population cohorts. Major findings include the following: (1) minority enrollment was at a record high level in 1986 (12.5 million students, 2% more than in 1984); (2) two-year institutions account for 37% of total enrollment and 47% of minority enrollment; (3) enrollment of white and black males continues to decline; (4) women's enrollment, regardless of race/ethnicity, continues to increase and now accounts for 53% of total enrollment; and (5) about one-third of 18- to 24-year-olds were enrolled in college in 1986. Three tables are appended that provide data on fall 1984 enrollment by state and racial/ethnic group; fall 1986 enrollment by state and racial/ethnic group; and fall 1986 enrollment by attendance status and racial/ethnic group, and by institution type, control (public and private), and sex of students. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.