Dear Commons Community,
The Chronicle of Higher Education has just made available a searchable database that shows the race, ethnicity, and gender of 20,642,572 students enrolled at 4,725 colleges and universities in the fall of 2012, the latest year for which figures are available. Of those, 56.8 percent were female, and 54.3 percent were white. Among minority groups, Hispanics made up the largest share, representing 13.6 percent of all students enrolled, followed by blacks at 13.3 percent and Asians at 5.4 percent. The Source: Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
The database is quite informative and easy to use but unfortunately you need a subscription to access it.