ERIC Number: ED416786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in the Racial and Ethnic Composition of Students Enrolled on Maryland Campuses.
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Data and narrative describe the ethnic/minority composition (Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indian, White, foreign) of the student population in Maryland higher education institutions in 1989 when Maryland had enrolled its most diverse student body to date, with the highest rate of enrollment growth for Hispanic and Asian American students. Although Black students were enrolled at their highest level ever, they accounted for a smaller share of total minority enrollment than in the past; Whites accounted for a smaller share overall. The largest minority group increases were from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. Foreign students had a strong tendency to be enrolled at advanced levels of study, with over half in graduate and professional programs, and were more likely to be enrolled at a four-year public campus or an independent institution rather than a community college. Blacks were more likely than others to be enrolled at the undergraduate level. Women's enrollment levels remained higher than men's, but there were significant differences in the proportion of men and women for different ethnic/minority groups. (MSE)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian American Students, Black Students, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Diversity (Student), Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Females, Foreign Students, Geographic Distribution, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Males, Minority Groups, Private Colleges, Professional Education, Public Colleges, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, White Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland