ERIC Number: ED381103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Asian Americans in Higher Education: Trends and Issues.
Escueta, Eugenia; O'Brien, Eileen
Research Briefs, v2 n4 1991
This research brief reviews trends in Asian-American population and higher education participation. It determines the status of Asian-American students and faculty compared with other ethnic groups and identifies issues and problems connected with Asian Americans in academe. Data specifically include: composition of the Asian American population, educational attainment of Asian Americans, preparation for college, enrollment trends, degrees conferred and fields of study, doctoral program participation, Asian American faculty and staff in higher education, and tenure status and tenure rates for faculty by gender and race/ethnicity. Highlights of the data include: (1) only 22 percent of the Hmong population and 43 percent of Cambodians finished high school, compared with more than 80 percent of Asian Indian, Japanese, Indonesian, and Pakistani individuals; (2) representation of Asian Americans in higher education grew from two percent in 1976 to four percent in 1988; (3) most Asian-American students attend public institutions; and (4) from 1979 to 1989 the number of bachelor's degrees conferred to Asian Americans more than doubled and the number of master's degrees earned by Asian Americans nearly doubled. Contains 10 end notes, information about 3 data resources, and 15 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Asian Americans, Attendance, College Faculty, College Students, Degrees (Academic), Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Graduation, Higher Education, Population Trends, Tables (Data), Tenure, Trend Analysis
Publications, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (single copy, $10; annual subscription, $58; 10 percent member discount).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Analysis and Research.