ERIC Number: ED415294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational Status of Hispanics/Latinos in Nebraska: A Statistical Profile. Volume 2.
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Bureau of Business Research.
This report updates information presented in Volume 1 in 1992. The bulk of the report presents aggregate data on educational participation and attainment from preschool through postsecondary education. The following sections are included: (1) profile of the Hispanic/Latino population in Nebraska; (2) profile of Hispanics/Latinos in preschool, elementary, and secondary education; (3) profile of Hispanics/Latinos in postsecondary education. Twenty-one public school districts from across the state were chosen to represent trends within elementary and secondary school districts. In fall 1996, the Lexington school district, with a 42% Hispanic/Latino population, was the district with the highest concentration of Hispanic students. In 1990, Hispanics/Latinos were about 2.3% of Nebraska's population, and current estimates suggest that they form about 3.1% of the state's population. From 1990-91 to 1996-7, Hispanic/Latino enrollment in Nebraska's elementary and secondary schools increased at an average annual rate of over 11%, until Hispanic/Latino students comprised about 4.6% of the state's total elementary and secondary enrollment. In 1994-95, Hispanic/Latino students accounted for nearly 9% of the state's dropouts. As in previous years, Hispanic/Latino teachers accounted for less than 1% of the state's teachers. The number of Hispanic/Latino students enrolled in postsecondary education increased nearly 38% from Fall 1991 to Fall 1995. Over 2,200 Hispanic/Latino students were enrolled in the state's postsecondary institutions in 1995, a proportion similar to that of 1991. A total of 258 postsecondary degrees were awarded to Hispanics in Nebraska in 1995-96, with nearly 56% of these bachelor's degrees. Appendixes list the meatpacking and food processing plants in Nebraska (where many Hispanics are employed), present tables of data, and list sources. (Contains 47 tables, 17 figures, and 21 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Educational Status Comparison, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Preschool Education, Profiles, Public Schools, Racial Composition, School Statistics, Socioeconomic Status, State Programs, Tables (Data), Urban Schools
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska Mexican American Commission, Lincoln.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Bureau of Business Research.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska