ERIC Number: ED355081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Look at Native American College Students in New York State for Academic Year 1990-91. Second Annual Report.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Native American Indian Education Unit.
This report describes a study of 451 Native American college students who received New York State Indian Aid for the academic year 1990-91. Data were collected from the New York State Native American Postsecondary Grant-in-Aid Program, which awarded about $430,000 in 1990-91 (compared to $493,000 in 1989-90). Participants came from all 10 of New York's Indian reservations, with 38% coming from St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. Aid recipients were mostly full-time students (89%), and were split about evenly between two-year and four-year institutions. Of the 442 students for whom grades were available, 88% had a grade point average of 2.0 or better, while 48% had achieved 3.0 or better. A mail survey of educational, graduation, and employment plans was completed by 164 students, including 26 graduates. Respondents attended many public and private institutions and cited a large variety of majors. Over 65% expressed an interest in further education. The most commonly mentioned employment areas of interest were education, health services, counseling and human services, law, and business and finance. This report also discusses: (1) eligibility requirements for New York State Indian Aid; (2) Indian students served by the Higher Education Opportunity Program, the Educational Opportunity Program, and special outreach efforts; and (3) expenditure and enrollment trends. Application procedures and an application form for New York State Indian Aid are included. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Native American Indian Education Unit.
Identifiers - Location: New York