ERIC Number: ED311759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Connecticut Higher Education: A Status Report.
Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.
Connecticut's Strategic Plan for Racial and Ethnic diversity was created in 1985 to increase minority participation in the state's higher education through recruitment and retention. The report presents a model for examining progress in this area. Data on specific minority group enrollments and percentages at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional levels are presented for even years since 1976 and for individual institutions are presented. Data are also provided for institutional categories (University of Connecticut, Connecticut State University, regional community colleges, state technical colleges, national independent institutions, regional independent institutions, and two-year independent institutions) on percentages of minorities who are first-time freshmen or at other levels. Degree awards to minorities since 1982 are tracked, and ratios of headcount enrollments to degrees awarded are tabulated. It is concluded that, in response to emphasis placed on it, minority recruitment is showing the most progress. Improving retention is seen as the next step in assuring full participation. The state's strategic plan is viewed as successful in its early stages. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Recruitment
Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut