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ERIC Number: ED524138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-17
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Influx of Asian Pacific Americans/Veterans in American Universities
Bailey, Steven
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Asian Pacific Americans (APA's) are one of the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups within the United States and among most of the college student vast population (Escueta and O'Brien, 1995). APA's represented 5.8% of all college students in 1996, an 83.8% gain in population since 1986 (Wilds and Wilson, 1998), and the fastest increase amongst all racial groups over the past 30 years (Suzuki, 1995). This trend is expected to continue, with APAs making up 1.3 million of the projected 16 million undergraduates in 2015, an 86% increase since 1995 (Carnevale and Fry, 2000). The percentage of APAs on a campus varies widely in different geographical locations, with APAs making up over 50% of the student body at some California colleges or universities. With these Asian Pacific Americans, their countries have in place a rigorous military obligation that needs to be satisfied among their young, healthy men. To accomplish this goal for their countries, many young men have to leave their school to attend to their military duties. So with such a large and getting larger population coming and going, what problems will this have on our students and advisors?
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States