Race and Ethnicity Identification Process
The Baltimore City Community College race and ethnicity code change is in response to a mandate from the Department of Education (DOE) that all colleges and universities nationwide to comply with new federal requirements for collecting and reporting racial and ethnic data.
The new categories separate the ethnicity question from the race question creating a two-question format: one for ethnicity and one for race. The first question addresses ethnicity and asks whether or not the respondent is Hispanic/Latino. Hispanic/Latino means a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.
The second question addresses race and asks the respondent to select one or more races from five racial groups:
African American or Black: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.
American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, Middle East, or North Africa.
Students are encouraged to complete the Race and Ethnicity Verification Survey click here: Race and Ethnicity Verification Form. Students please return the completed survey to the Registration Office, Main Building Rom 8, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.