ERIC Number: ED480294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the Governor and General Assembly on Underrepresented Groups in Illinois Higher Education.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This annual report presents information on minority, female, and disabled students and staff in Illinois higher education. It seeks to explain and track recent changes in representation among these groups and highlights state and institutional efforts to improve representation. As part of a change in reporting format, this year's report is divided into two sections. The first is an analysis of postsecondary enrollment and degree trends, and the second is an examination of campus efforts to improve recruitment and preparation of underrepresented groups. Total African-American undergraduate and graduate/professional enrollment increased by 4.9% in the past year. Between 1992 and 2002, African American enrollment increased by 16.3% at the undergraduate level and 49.6% at the graduate/professional level. Total Latino undergraduate and graduate/professional enrollment increased by 6.9% during the past year, Between 1992 and 2002, Latino enrollment increased by 64.0% at the undergraduate level and 87.8% at the graduate/professional level. African American and Latino graduate enrollment increased by 4.7% and 5.3%, respectively, over the previous year. Programs, initiatives, and activities that attempt to increase the recruitment and preparation of traditionally underrepresented groups are described, and the report offers numerous examples of such programs. An appendix of tables presents additional enrollment and degree data, as well as information on the resources budgeted to each public college and university program that serves underrepresented groups. (Contains 27 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois