ERIC Number: ED407891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Minorities in Higher Education. 1994 Thirteenth Annual Status Report.
Carter, Deborah J.; Wilson, Reginald
This report provides an overview of the available racial and ethnic data on high school completion rates, college participation, college enrollment, degrees conferred, and employment in higher education for the period 1973-1993. Major data sources were reports of the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the National Center for Education Statistics. The report also includes a special focus on American Indian and Alaska Native demographic and educational trends. Trends identified include the following: African American and Hispanic rates of high school completion show some improvement at 74.8 percent for African Americans and 60.7 percent for Hispanics, versus the rate of 83.4 percent for white students. Women continue to complete high school at higher rates than men with a 5 percent gap for Hispanics, 3.9 percent gap for African Americans, and 3.2 percent gap for whites. The college-age population continued to decline, falling 15.6 percent from 1983 to 1993, and total college enrollment declined 1.2 percent between 1992-93. The enrollment rate for students of color in higher education increased 2.6 percent between 1992 and 1993, less than the gains for the previous several years. American Indian and Alaska Native student enrollment in higher education has increased 39 percent since 1982 with approximately 50 percent of students receiving student financial aid. Thirty tables and 46 figures provide detailed statistical data. (Contains 99 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian American Students, Asian Americans, Black Students, College Students, Degrees (Academic), Educational Finance, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Financial Problems, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Racial Differences, State Aid, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
American Council on Education, Publications Department M, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($15 each for 1-10 copies, $14 each for 11-50 copies, $12 for over 50 copies).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Philip Morris Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Minorities in Higher Education.