UNDATED (AP) _ A new report finds that the number of minorities
in college has increased substantially in recent years, but not
fast enough to keep up with demographic changes.
As a result, adults in their late 20s are reaching only about as
far as the age group immediately above them in terms of educational
attainment. And among Hispanics, a lower proportion has completed
at least an associate's degree when compared with those age 30 and
Between 1995 and 2005, total minority enrollment on U.S.
campuses rose 50 percent, to 5 million students. But significant
gaps among racial groups remain, and by some measures are widening.
In 2006, among 18- to 24-year-olds, 61 percent of Asian-Americans
were in college. That compares with 44 percent of whites, 32
percent of blacks and 25 percent of Hispanics.
The findings are highlighted in a biennial report to be released
Thursday by the American Council on Education, supported by the GE
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