Report: Minority College Attainment Up, but Stalls

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
older.
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
Foundation.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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