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Percentage distribution of students enrolled in public and private degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and type of institution: 1976, 1980, 1990, and 2002 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 7.1: Enrollment in Colleges and Universities

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Table 7.1a. Percentage distribution of students enrolled in public and private degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and type of institution: 1976, 1980, 1990, and 2002
Race/ethnicity Total 2-year 4-year
1976
White, non-Hispanic 84.3 80.2 86.6
Minority 15.7 19.8 13.4
 Black, non-Hispanic 9.6 11.2 8.7
 Hispanic 3.6 5.5 2.5
 Asian/Pacific Islander 1.8 2.1 1.7
 American Indian/Alaska Native0.7 1.1 0.5
1980
White, non-Hispanic 83.5 79.8 85.7
Minority 16.5 20.2 14.3
 Black, non-Hispanic 9.4 10.6 8.7
 Hispanic 4.0 5.7 3.0
 Asian/Pacific Islander 2.4 2.8 2.2
 American Indian/Alaska Native0.7 1.1 0.5
1990
White, non-Hispanic 79.9 76.4 82.0
Minority 20.1 23.6 18.0
 Black, non-Hispanic 9.3 10.1 8.8
 Hispanic 5.8 8.2 4.3
 Asian/Pacific Islander 4.3 4.2 4.3
 American Indian/Alaska Native0.8 1.1 0.6
2002
White, non-Hispanic 69.5 63.6 73.5
Minority 30.5 36.4 26.5
 Black, non-Hispanic 12.4 13.4 11.7
 Hispanic 10.4 14.9 7.3
 Asian/Pacific Islander 6.7 6.9 6.6
 American Indian/Alaska Native1.0 1.3 0.9
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2004 (forthcoming), based on Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1976 and 1980; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment" 1990 survey, and Spring 2003 survey.

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