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ERIC Number: ED465334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 54
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Closing the Gap in College-Going: A Study of Trends in California Public High School Graduates' College-Going Patterns.
Michaelides, Michalis
In the midst of changes in the demographics, the economy, educational programs, and admission policies, the gap between majority and minority racial groups in their representation in the college population has been decreasing but still persists. This paper describes the trends in California high school graduates college-going patterns during the 1990s. Data were gathered from the California Postsecondary Education Commission, which collects school and district level data on college freshmen. Different racial patterns emerge for enrollments in different types of institutions (University of California system, California State Universities, California Community Colleges). Asians increased their participation in the most selective institutions, while the increase in black and Hispanic enrollments was mainly in the least selective ones. Various school demographic variables were not successful in predicting growth in college enrollments. The participation of two districts in the national "Closing the Gap" program did not seem to increase this growth. Four appendixes contain tables and figures of supporting data. (Contains 20 tables, 39 figures, and 19 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California