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ERIC Number: ED016139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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GRADUATES OF PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO COLLEGES, CLASS OF 1964.
FITCHER, JOSEPH H.
THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO INVESTIGATE THE STATUS OF 1964 GRADUATES FROM COLLEGES ATTENDED PREDOMINANTLY BY NEGROES. THE SURVEYED POPULATION, FROM 50 PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO SCHOOLS, WAS SAMPLED AT THE RATE OF 117 PER SCHOOL. FORTY-NINE PERCENT RESPONDED TO THE MAILED QUESTIONNAIRE. ELECTRONICALLY PROCESSED DATA SHOWED THAT 98 PERCENT OF ALL RESPONDENTS WERE NEGRO, 1.7 PERCENT WERE WHITE, AND 0.6 PERCENT WERE "OTHER RACES." NEARLY 40 PERCENT OF THE NEGRO GRADUATES PLANNED TO ENTER HEALTH RELATED FIELDS, AND AN EQUAL PROPORTION TO TEACH. LACK OF FINANCES WAS THE PRINCIPAL DETERRENT TO GRADUATE STUDY AND TRAINING FOR CERTAIN OCCUPATIONS. MORE NEGRO WOMEN ATTENDED COLLEGE THAN MEN. THE MAJORITY WERE INDIFFERENT TO DESEGREGATION ON THEIR OWN CAMPUSES, AND SHOWED NO DESIRE TO PUSH THEMSELVES INTO WHITE SOUTHERN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. THEY BELIEVED THAT THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES WERE IN LARGE NORTHERN CITIES IN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK, AND THAT PROSPECTS IN BUSINESS WERE POOR. THEIR EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS WERE HIGH AND AMBITIOUS. SIXTY PERCENT EXPECTED TO DO GRADUATE WORK, BUT NOT IMMEDIATELY. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS FS 2.22--N31 FOR 75 CENTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
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