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Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity
  In Connecticut Public Higher Education - April 2, 1998

Report of the Public Agenda Advisory Council

Office of Educational Opportunity
Arthur Poole
Senior Associate


TABLE 2.1A
AT THE JUNIOR COLLEGE LEVEL
IN PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION BY RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP
FALL 1998
(percentages are rounded to nearest tenth)

RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP NUMBER PERCENTAGE
African American 4,847 12.3
Hispanic/Latino 3,547 9.0
Asian American 1,062 2.7
Native American 165 0.4
Underrepresented Minorities 9,621 24.4
ALL STUDENTS 39,354 100.0

TABLE 2.1B
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT
AT THE SENIOR COLLEGE LEVEL
IN PUBLIC HIGHER  RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP
FALL 1998
(percentages are rounded to nearest tenth)

RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP NUMBER PERCENTAGE
African American 2,802 7.0
Hispanic/Latino 1,932 4.8
Asian American 1,390 3.5
Native American 169 0.4
Underrepresented Minorities 6,293 15.6
ALL STUDENTS 40,270 100.0

TABLE 2.2A
COMPARISON OF UNDERGRADUATE MINORITY STUDENT ENROLLMENT
AT THE JUNIOR COLLEGE LEVEL
IN PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT DIVERSITY GOALS
(percentages are rounded to nearest tenth)

RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP PROJECTED
POPULATION
PERCENTAGE
FALL 1998
ENROLLMENT
PERCENTAGE
GOAL
ATTAINMENT
RATE
African American 9.0 12.3 136.7%
Hispanic/Latino 7.9 9.0 113.9%
Asian American 1.8 2.7 150.0%
Native American 0.2 0.4 200.0%
Underrepresented Minorities 18.9 24.4 129.1%
NOTES:
1. U.S. Census Bureau's mid-decade projections.
2. Rate = Enrollment percent divided by Population percent.

TABLE 2.2B
COMPARISON OF UNDERGRADUATE MINORITY STUDENT ENROLLMENT
AT THE SENIOR COLLEGE LEVEL
IN PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT DIVERSITY GOALS
(percentages are rounded to nearest tenth)

 

RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP

PROJECTED
POPULATION
PERCENTAGE
FALL 1998
ENROLLMENT
PERCENTAGE
GOAL
ATTAINMENT
RATE
African American 9.0 7.0 77.8%
Hispanic/Latino 7.9 4.8 60.8%
Asian American 1.8 3.5 194.4%
Native American 0.2 0.4 200.0%
Underrepresented Minorities 18.9 15.6 82.5%
NOTES:
1. U.S. Census Bureau's mid-decade projections.
2. Rate = Enrollment percent divided by Population percent.

TABLE 2.3A
COMPARISON OF MINORITY STUDENT RECEIVING ASSOCIATE'S DEGREES
IN PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT DIVERSITY GOALS
(percentages are rounded to nearest tenth)

RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP PROJECTED
POPULATION
PERCENTAGE
1997 - 1998
GRADUATION
PERCENTAGE
GOAL
ATTAINMENT
RATE
African American 9.0 9.4 104.4%
Hispanic/Latino 7.9 5.7 60.6%
Asian American 1.8 2.2 122.2%
Native American 0.2 0.4 200.0%
Underrepresented Minorities 18.9 17.7 93.7%
NOTES:
1. U.S. Census Bureau's mid-decade projections.
2. Rate = Graduation percent divided by Population percent.

TABLE 2.3B
COMPARISON OF MINORITY STUDENT RECEIVING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
IN PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT DIVERSITY GOALS
(percentages are rounded to nearest tenth)
RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP PROJECTED
POPULATION
PERCENTAGE
1997 - 1998
GRADUATION
PERCENTAGE
GOAL
ATTAINMENT
RATE
African American 9.0 4.6 51.1%
Hispanic/Latino 7.9 3.3 41.8%
Asian American 1.8 3.4 188.9%
Native American 0.2 0.3 150.0%
Underrepresented Minorities 18.9 11.7 61.9%
NOTES:
1. U.S. Census Bureau's mid-decade projections.
2. Rate = Graduation percent divided by Population percent.

TABLE 2.5
THE COMPARATIVE DISTRIBUTION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
AMONG THE PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS
(all percentages are rounded to nearest tenth)
RACIAL/ETHNIC
GROUP
University of
Connecticut
Connecticut State
University System
Connecticut
Community-Technical
College System
TOTAL
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
African American 747 9.8% 2,055 26.9% 4,847 63.4% 7,649 100.0%
Hispanic/Latino 696 12.7% 1,236 22.6% 3,547 64.7% 5,479 100.0%
Asian American 852 34.7% 538 21.9% 1,062 43.3% 2,452 100.0%
Native American 51 15.3% 118 35.3% 165 49.4% 334 100.0%
Underrepresented Minorities 2,346 14.7% 3,947 24.8% 9,621 60.5% 15,914 100.0%
Non-minority Students 12,509 19.6% 21,468 33.7% 29,733 46.7% 63,710 100.0%
ALL STUDENTS 14,855 18.7% 25,415 31.9% 39,354 49.4% 79,624 100.0%

TABLE 2.6
LONG-TERM COMPARISONS OF THE TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT
OF UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY STUDENTS WITHIN
PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION BY CONSTITUENT UNIT
FOR SELECT YEARS
(percentages are rounded to nearest tenth)
CONSTITUENT UNIT SELECT YEARS Percentage
Change
1986 to 1998
Average Annual
Percentage Change
1986 to 1998
1980 1986 1998
University of Connecticut 984 1,322 2,346 77.5% 4.9%
Connecticut State University System 1,561 1,952 3,947 102.2% 6.0%
Connecticut Community Technical College Systlem 4,805 5,476 9,621 75.7% 4.8%
TOTAL 7,350 8,750 15,914 81.9% 5.1%

TABLE 2.7
TWELVE-YEAR COMPARISONS IN UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT OF
UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY STUDENTS IN PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
BY CONSTITUENT UNIT AND MINORITY GROUP
1986 and 1998
(percentages are rounded to nearest tenth)

MINORITY GROUP 1986 CONSTITUENT
UNIT/
1998
PERCENTAGE
CHANGE
AVERAGE
ANNUAL
PERCENTAGE
CHANGE
University of Connecticut
African American 523 747 42.8% 3.0%
Hispanic/Latino 358 696 94.4% 5.7%
Asian American 397 852 114.6% 6.5%
Native American 44 51 15.9% 1.2%
Connecticut State University
African American 1,122 2,055 83.1% 5.2%
Hispanic/Latino 412 1,236 200.0% 9.6%
Asian American 261 538 106.1% 0.5%
Native American 157 118 -24.8% -1.9%
Community-Technical Colleges
African American 3,287 4,827 46.9% 3.3%
Hispanic/Latino 1,550 3,547 128.8% 7.1%
Asian American 536 1,062 98.1% 5.9%
Native American 103 165 60.2% 4.0%
ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
African American 4,932 7,629 54.7% 3.7%
Hispanic/Latino 2,320 5,479 136.2% 7.4%
Asian American 1,194 2,452 105.4% 6.2%
Native American 304 334 9.9% 0.8%

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