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Minority Enrollment Rises

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The American Council on Education last week released the 1995-96 "Minorities in Higher Education" report, which includes the following breakdown of increases in minority enrollment in colleges from 1993 to 1994:

Hispanics: 6.9 percent increase, largest gain of all ethnic groups. Since 1990, Hispanic college enrollment has increased 35 percent.

Asian-Americans: 6.8 percent increase. Since 1990, enrollment of Asian-American students in college has increased 35 percent.

American Indians/Alaskan natives: 5 percent increase. There has been a 24 percent increase since 1990 in the number of American Indians attending college.

African-Americans: 2.5 percent, smallest gain of all groups for fourth consecutive year. Since 1990, the number of blacks attending college has increased 16 percent.

Single copies of the report are available from the American Council on Education, Publications Department M, 1 Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036. Orders must be paid by check, money order, or credit card as follows: 1-10 copies are $19.95 each, 11-50 are $17.95 each, more than 50 are $15.95 each.

SOURCE: American Council on Education.

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