Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

"Tidal Wave II" Expected in 2008

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

"Tidal Wave II" Expected in 2008

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"Tidal Wave II" Expected in 2008

California and other western states will see enormous increases in the number of high school graduates in the next few years -- particularly African American and Latino students, according to a new study by The College Board and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

Researcher Dr. Robin Etter Zúñiga referred to the growth as Tidal Wave II, saying that 2008 will be the "largest graduating class in history."

And, she said, it will be the "most racially and ethnically diverse in history."

African American high school graduates will increase by about 12 percent from 1996 to 2001 in the West -- and will become majorities or near majorities in several southern states, including Mississippi. Latinos will show the biggest growth nationally, increasing by close to 30 percent from 1996 to 2002, the study projected.

Although the growth in the number of total high school graduates will be throughout the country -- reflecting the population patterns of baby boomers -- the increase will be most acute in California, which is expected to post gains of as high as 38 percent from 1996 to 2008. …

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