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ERIC Number: ED499245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Public Higher Education Performance Accountability Framework Report: Goal--Access and Affordability. Measure: Percentage of Racial Representation in Systems of Higher Education Compared to Racial Representation in the State. Commission Report 07-20
California Postsecondary Education Commission
Despite segmental efforts to increase diversity in higher education, African American and Latino students are not achieving levels of representation in California public universities that are equivalent to their levels of representation in the overall State population. Using data for the years 1997 through 2006, the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) staff examined recent trends in enrollment to determine whether the student populations in the State's public systems of higher education mirror the diversity of California's overall population. The Commission found that racial-ethnic enrollment proportions at the California Community Colleges most closely mirror that of 18 to 24 year olds in the State population and, as admissions criteria are more selective with California State University and University of California, inequities within those segments continue to be apparent. These findings are not meant to suggest that segmental efforts are not achieving success. Appendixes include: (1) Student-to-Population Ratio of Native Americans--All Segments, Ages 18-24 table; (2) Segmental Efforts to Increase Diversity in Higher Education; (3) The California State University's Outreach and Recruitment Efforts with Latino, African American and Asian Communities (Responses to CPEC communication of August 8); (4) Admissions, Student Academic Preparation and Educational Partnerships, and Regents' Study Group on Diversity; and (5) Association of American Colleges and Universities Briefing Papers Making Excellence Inclusive: Diversity, Inclusion, and Institutional Renewal. (Contains 13 footnotes.)
California Postsecondary Education Commission. 770 L Street Suite 1160, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-322-9268; Fax: 916-327-4417; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California