ERIC Number: ED476663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Plan To Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education. 2003 Annual Report.
Connecticut State Board of Governors for Higher Education, Hartford.
This report describes progress made in the implementation of Connecticut's strategic plan to ensure racial and ethnic diversity. Connecticut's public colleges and universities are becoming more diverse each year, and 2002 continued that trend. Both the overall numbers and proportions of enrolled students, graduates, and professional employees from minority groups reached record levels. However, elements of under representation remained in types of enrollment and number of degrees conferred and in employment ranks. In fall 2002, minorities (Hispanic/Latino, African American, Asian American, and Native American) comprised 23.1% of all undergraduate students enrolled in the state's public institutions of higher education, exceeding their representation in the state's population for the fifth consecutive year. During the 2001-2002 academic year, minority students received 16.9% of all undergraduate degrees conferred by the state's public colleges and universities. Among the full-time professionals employed by the state's public institutions of higher education, 15.8% were minority group members at the end of 2002. A closer look at the data show that Hispanics/Latinos are the only minority group whose overall enrollment level has not reached their proportion of the state's population. Hispanic/Latino and African American students are over represented at community colleges and underrepresented at universities. The graduation rates of Hispanic/Latino and African American students are rising but have not achieved the pace set by their enrollment growth. The report also describes the Minority Advancement Program of the Board of Governors for Higher Education and summarizes its activities and progress in 2002. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Governors for Higher Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut