ERIC Number: ED355884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May-22
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Oregon State System of Higher Education: Minority Group Students, Faculty, and Professional Staff and Selected Administrators.
Oregon State System of Higher Education, Eugene.
This report focuses on key educational and employment areas that might be correlated with efforts to achieve and maintain racial and ethnic diversity in the Oregon State System of Higher Education. Specifically, the report highlights Oregon high school students' college aspirations, estimated high school graduation patterns and college participation, enrollment and degrees awarded by educational level, educational outcomes in terms of high school and college freshman year academic performances, a profile of students receiving financial support, and the employment distribution of faculty, professional staff, and administrators. Also, where possible, national data are presented for comparative purposes. Observations and conclusions include the following: (1) 81 percent of Oregon's 1992 high school graduates plan on postsecondary education; (2) the cost of attending colleges and universities will continue to be a dominant factor for all students planning postsecondary education; (3) there is a lack of progress in recruiting and retaining minority group students at the graduate level; and (4) minority group undergraduate degree awards will increase due to better academically prepared students enrolling in the State System. It is noted that while the State System has made progress in lowering or eliminating barriers to enhancing racial and ethnic diversity, there needs to be a greater effort in achieving a climate of support within the institutions. Thirty-four tables and graphs present detailed data. Contains 11 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Diversity (Institutional), Enrollment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Groups, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Minority Groups, School Role, Secondary Education, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Eugene.