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ERIC Number: ED512586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
As America Becomes More Diverse: The Impact of State Higher Education Inequality
Kelly, Patrick J.
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1)
At a time when many states are becoming increasingly diverse, the need for more complete and useful measures of educational equality among ethnic and gender groups is critical. This study--funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education--examines disparities in educational attainment among race/ethnic and gender groups in the U.S. and within each state, addresses how well states are serving these populations in higher education, and presents projections of each state's likely future if interventions are not successful and current attainment levels are applied to projected population mixes. This research builds on work recently completed by Derek Price and Jill Wohlford entitled "Race, Ethnic and Gender Inequality in Educational Attainment: A Fifty State Analysis, 1960-2000," which will soon be published as a chapter of a book entitled "Higher Education and the Color Line". This analysis has three general components: (1) Descriptive measures of educational attainment and income equity (by race and gender) for each of the states. Educational attainment measures are benchmarked against the educational attainment of the top country, not just the best U.S. state performance. This emphasizes that nearly all states have work to do for all their citizens; (2) Diagnostic measures to identify where in the educational pipeline interventions designed to enhance educational attainment might best be focused; and (3) A future component consisting of projections of each state's likely future if interventions are not successful and current attainment levels are applied to projected population mixes. Methodology: U.S. and State-Level Measures and Indices for Higher Education Inequality is appended. (Contains 36 figures and 9 resources.)
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems. 3035 Center Green Drive Suite 150, Boulder, CO 80301. Tel: 303-497-0301; Fax: 303-497-0338; e-mail: info@nchems.org; Web site: http://www.nchems.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)