Indiana’s postsecondary institutions should improve minority enrollment to diversify it’s campuses according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
The issue of education is none the less white or black in this state (even country) though their are both institutionalized margins and governmental leverage.
The USA Today reported many college protests, and rallies today because of large school budget cuts, lower quality of education, and layoffs causing students, faculty, and administrators grief looking forward.
Protests are a sure way to lay out your initiatives or demands so boldly as to attack the institution. Here are some state facts about Indiana postsecondary education:
According to the National Center for Education Statistics;
In the Fall of 2007 Indiana had approximately 32,000 Black (non-hispanic) students registered in a postsecondary education. That number fell short of the U.S. National average of black enrollment of 43,000 students.
White students in Indiana had an overwhelming 297,000 registry in the same year bypassing their U.S. National average of 212,000 students.
Nearly one-sixth of the African-American students attending Indiana postsecondary institutions actually received degree’s totalling 5,600 awarded in ’07.
With an astounding 60,000 degree’s awarded to white candidates.
In the state of Indiana there are 75 four- year college institutions compared to a total of 31 two- year institutions.
In comparison the female population in post secondary education largely doubles the enrollment of male’s attending a college or university.
Minority status in postsecondary education will be the new challenge moving forward in part because of our slow-moving economy. Many people are currently unemployed, or laid off and are searching for better opportunities to perform different tasks in their future.
President Obama at the beginning of his term demanded our citizens to obtain a high school diploma and seek out higher education. Which helped raise Spring 2010 enrollment increases at public and private institutions.
Although many campuses are experiencing major budget cuts and upward sloping tuition costs the responsibility of diversity and complexity on campus begins within the administrator quarters of these institutions.
Creating sufficient programs that aid in raising minority and male enrollment for future academic years. Appealing to students beyond racial white and black lines and truthfully seeking qualified, challenging, and rare persons to register for a better life.
Higher education nearly 50 years ago was still considered a luxury item that most African American’s could rarely obtain. Today we see a variety of obstacles that hinder or reject such idea’s of allowing other groups the advantage to succeed.