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New Rules for Collection and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in Education

Census 2000 introduced a new way of collecting and reporting the race and Hispanic origin of individuals. As in 1990, two questions were asked of respondents, the first related to Hispanic origin, and the second related to race category. Unlike prior censuses, where each individual could select only one race category, individuals could select one or more categories. The major race categories were American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), Asian, Black or African-American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI), and White.

2007 Race and Ethnic Data Reporting to the U.S. Department of Education

In 2007 the U.S. Department of Education issued new requirements for the collection and reporting of race and ethnicity information. Detailed information about the revised requirements are provided here.

General Information (applicable to all levels of education)

K-12 Resources

IPEDS Resources (Postsecondary)