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ERIC Number: ED421950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Participation in Higher Education. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This brief report summarizes data on racial and ethnic differences in participation in higher education. Major findings include: (1) between 1993 and 1995, white high school graduates aged 18-24 enrolled in college at a rate 9 percentage points higher than blacks and Hispanics; (2) between 1972 and 1995, the college enrollment rate for whites aged 18-24 grew 11 percent and for blacks 8 percent; (3) between 1993 and 1995, enrollment rates in two-year institutions were similar for white and black high school graduates and higher for Hispanics; however, both blacks and Hispanics were substantially less likely than whites to be enrolled in four-year institutions; and (4) enrollment rates for high school graduates aged 25 or older were much lower than for those aged 18-24; these rates were similar for whites, blacks, and Hispanics. A chart and two graphs show the percentage of high school graduates enrolled in college, by age and race/ethnicity for selected years from 1972 through 1995. (DB)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Extracted from "The Condition of Education 1997"; see ED 404 766.