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ERIC Number: ED405792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Minorities in Higher Education. Findings from "The Condition of Education, 1996," No. 9.
Smith, Thomas M.
This report presents data on the plans and expectations, preparation and course-taking patterns, college enrollment rates, and college persistence and completion of minorities in comparison with the majority, white population. The data reported show the following: (1) that while almost all high school seniors expect to complete at least some college, Hispanic seniors are less likely to plan to attend college right after high school; (2) that black and Hispanic graduates are less likely than white peers to make an immediate transition to college with Hispanics more likely to enroll in two-year colleges; (3) that white and Asian/Pacific Islanders are more likely than black and Hispanic counterparts to persist toward a bachelor's degree; (4) that black and American Indian/Alaskan Native graduates are less likely than white and Asian/Pacific Islanders to earn a bachelor's degree in 4 years or less; (5) that while several minority groups major in fields that will help them recoup college costs, black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islanders are less likely than whites to major in education, with the last-named group more likely than whites to major in computer science and engineering. The report also reviews an alternative approach to assessing these data. (Contains 35 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Enrollment Rate, High School Graduates, High Schools, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, Relevance (Education), Sociocultural Patterns, Tables (Data)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For "The Condition of Education, 1996," see ED 394 217.