ERIC Number: ED305951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Black Enrollment at Miami-Dade Community College: A Change in Composition. Research Report No. 88-27.
A study was conducted to examine black student enrollment at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) in terms of changes in student characteristics and increases in proportions of black students who have a native language other than English, who have graduated from a high school outside of the United States, or who are citizens of a country other than the United States. Data for the study were obtained from fall term enrollment tapes for 1978 through 1987. Study findings included the following: (1) the enrollment of U.S. blacks decreased from 1978 through 1985, then increased in 1986 and 1987; (2) U.S. blacks accounted for 85.7% of the total black enrollment in fall 1978, but by 1987 the percentage was down to 55.9%; (3) the percentage of non-U.S. blacks enrolled during the same period increased from 14.3% to 44.1% of the total black enrollment; (4) of the non-U.S. blacks attending MDCC in 1987, 40.6% were citizens of Haiti, 28.3% of Jamaica, and 7.3% of the Bahama Islands; (5) in the same year, 68.1% of the U.S. black students and 58.3% of the non-U.S. black students were female; (6) among U.S. blacks, full- and part-time enrollments have decreased, with the number of students attending full-time decreasing at a faster rate than those attending part-time; (7) among non-U.S. blacks, full- and part-time enrollments have increased, with the numbers of part-time students increasing most rapidly; (8) among both U.S. and non-U.S. blacks, the numbers of students pursuing an associate of arts degree have increased; and (9) among non-U.S. blacks, the proportion of students who graduated from a Florida high school has increased since 1981. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.