ERIC Number: ED328112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Trends in the Postsecondary Enrollment of Minorities.
Koretz, Daniel; And Others
This report attempts to resolve disagreements about trends in minority enrollments in postsecondary education institutions and to examine various factors that might help explain the enrollment trends. Among the study's findings were the following: (1) in the total group of individuals, aged 18-24, the overall enrollment rate of blacks has changed little since the mid-1970s; (2) the proportion of black high school graduates, aged 18-24, that is enrolled in college has declined substantially from a peak of nearly 33 percent in the mid-1970s; and (3) the enrollment rate of Hispanic youth has been stable since the late 1970s, though it remains lower than during the peak years of the mid-1970s. Possible factors causing the enrollment trends, such as military enlistments and family income differences, are analyzed. Data sources (the Current Population Survey and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) are described in an appendix. Includes 51 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Trend Analysis
Rand Corporation, 1700 Main St., P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90406-2138.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
IES Cited: ED492626