ERIC Number: ED424081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
American Indians and Alaska Natives in Postsecondary Education. Technical Report.
Pavel, D. Michael; Skinner, Rebecca Rak; Farris, Elizabeth; Cahalan, Margaret; Tippeconnic, John; Stein, Wayne
This sourcebook is a comprehensive compilation of data on American Indian and Alaska Native participation in higher education, primarily 4-year and 2-year universities and colleges, including tribal colleges. Data cover undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty, as well as student outcomes following graduation. Data sources include the National Center for Education Statistics, the Bureau of the Census, and various published surveys and reports. The introduction explains terminology, data limitations, and structure of the sourcebook. Chapters cover: (1) American Indian and Alaska Native demography and a historical overview of Native American postsecondary education in the United States; (2) Native American access to higher education in terms of high school performance and graduation, scores on college entrance examinations, and student risk factors; (3) Native postsecondary enrollment, 1976-94, (by institution level and control and student sex, attendance status, degree level, major field of study, institution, and state), as well as student persistence and graduation rates; (4) degree completions, characteristics of degree recipients, and institutions awarding the largest number of degrees to Native Americans; (5) receipt and use of student financial aid; (6) American Indian and Alaska Native college faculty and staff, salaries, tenure, and distribution; and (7) historical overview and highlights of each of the 30 tribal colleges. Many data tables and figures are included. Appendices contain 80 references, supplemental data tables for the first six chapters, standard error tables, a glossary and list of acronyms, and over 200 additional sources of information. (SV)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, College Admission, College Faculty, College Graduates, College Students, Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Demography, Enrollment, High Schools, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Tribally Controlled Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Plainsboro, NJ.; Washington State Univ., Pullman.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.; Montana State Univ., Bozeman.