[Athen] numbers of disabled students in higher education

Kenneth Elkind Kenneth.Elkind at umb.edu
Wed Jun 24 05:58:42 PDT 2009


Last week you are looking for some statistics about college students.

>From the generosity and my surprise the Department of labor/office of

disabilities provided me with the following information. A hope you'll
find it useful.

Sara wrote:

Dear Kenneth,

Thank you for your email. The general number is around 10-11%. I
remember that statistic from my grad school days (not too long ago) and
asked a colleague of mine who recommended the NLTS2 report. They
estimate that of the college population 11% of students have
self-identified as students with disabilities. Here is the link to the
NLTS2 website for your reference: http://www.nlts2.org/index.html and
here is also another chart to back up the about 10% number:

I hope that this helps and good luck!

Sara Mahoney
Business Development Specialist
Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
Office: 202-693-7901
mahoney.sara at dol.gov
Web: https://wrp.gov/

Kenneth Elkind
Adaptive Technology Specialist
University of Massachusetts - Boston
IT-ED Tech Operations
Healey Library /UL/ 032
Kenneth.Elkind at umb.edu

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