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ERIC Number: ED011268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 68
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Reference Count: 0
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THE NEGRO STUDENT AT INTEGRATED COLLEGES.
CLARK, KENNETH B.; PLOTKIN, LAWRENCE
NEGRO STUDENTS WHO HAD SOUGHT ASSISTANCE FROM THE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SERVICE AND FUND FOR NEGRO STUDENTS TO ATTEND INTERRACIAL COLLEGES WERE FOLLOWEDUP TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE OF THEIR PROGRESS AND ADJUSTMENT IN COLLEGE AND AFTER GRADUATION. DATA FOR 509 STUDENTS WERE OBTAINED FROM A PRECOLLEGE INFORMATION SHEET PREPARED WHEN THE SCHOLARSHIPS WERE AWARDED FROM COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS AND POST-GRADUATION QUESTIONNAIRES. THE MAJOR FINDINGS WERE--STUDENTS' DROPOUT RATES WERE LOWER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR WHITES AND FOR NEGROES ATTENDING SEGREGATED COLLEGES. FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES WERE THE MAJOR REASONS FOR LEAVING COLLEGE. ON THE WHOLE, COLLEGE GRADES WERE AVERAGE AND DEPENDED MORE ON THE STUDENTS' HIGH SCHOOL AVERAGES AND THEIR PARENTS' EDUCATION THAN ON THEIR PARENTS' INCOME OR THE STUDENTS' PRECOLLEGE TEST SCORES. NEARLY ALL THE STUDENTS JUDGED THEIR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE FAVORABLY, BUT SOME INDICATED THAT THEY ENCOUNTERED RACIAL PROBLEMS AND PRESSURES. GENERALLY, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE COLLEGE-TRAINED NEGRO WAS NOT FORCED TO TAKE A MENIAL JOB BUT WAS NOT FULLY INTEGRATED INTO PRIVATE INDUSTRY. HE STILL HAD TO DEPEND UPON GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE AGENCIES FOR A JOB IN WHICH HE COULD USE HIS SKILLS. (BD)
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Authoring Institution: National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)