Identifying Additional Layers of Diversity at Public Urban Universities by Using Data From the 2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study

  • Kevin B. Murphy University of Massachusetts, Boston
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Public Universities, Diversity, Student Aid


This paper examines additional layers of cultural diversity beyond the diversity usually measured by the standard racial/ethnic reporting categories for higher education institutions by examining immigration status and language usage variables. It uses data from the 2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS: 2000) to compare the populations of public, large city (populations greater than 250,000) higher education institutions to those of public four-year institutions in other locales. Results are reported for U.S. residents only.