ERIC Number: ED457768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Minorities in Higher Education, 1999-2000. Seventeenth Annual Status Report.
Wilds, Deborah J.
This report summarizes the most recent data available on key indicators of progress in U.S. higher education. The report examines trends in high school completion and college participation rates, educational attainment, college enrollment, and degrees conferred. The primary data sources include U.S. Census data and various surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies. The report does not contain information on the high school and college participation rates of Asian Americans, American Indians, or Alaska Natives because the U.S. Census Bureau does not collect this information on an annual basis. The special focus section of this report examines the impact of racial and ethnic diversity within higher education and on business and society. Empirical evidence that supports the strongly held belief that diversity advances the mission of colleges and universities is mounting. This year's special focus is on the growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of diversity and the importance of institutional context and climate. Co-authors of the special focus section are Kenji Hakuta and Jeffrey Milem. Overall, African Americans and Hispanic Americans aged 18 to 24 have improved their high school completion rates, although these continue to trail those of whites. College participation rates among all high school graduates continue to climb to a new high of 45.2% in 1997. These and other trends are discussed in these sections: (1) "High School Completion"; (2) "College Participation and Educational Attainment"; (3) "College Enrollment"; (4) "College Graduate Rates"; (5) "Degrees Conferred"; and (6) "Degrees Conferred by Field." (Contains 24 tables and 97 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Educational Attainment, Enrollment, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Minority Groups, Participation, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: GE Fund, Fairfield, CT.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Minorities in Higher Education.