ERIC Number: ED023745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education for "High Risk" Students.
A survey of 162 colleges and universities found that 86 of them had some kind of involvement in efforts to enroll "high risk" students. Most of these students are from a disadvantaged, minority group background and do not have the traditional preparatory and personal experiences to qualify for admission to institutions of higher education. Questionnaire responses from 11 public and 7 private institutions indicated the nature, extent, variety of approaches, and recruitment procedures of the high risk programs. Federal government and foundation funds have financed many of the special efforts to find and prepare able disadvantaged high school students but there has been almost no support for developing programs in higher education for these students. Institutions with such programs face the issue of whether or not the students should have special programs and attention. Negro students are often torn by a conflict between their involvement with Black Power and accepting white help. The report also includes descriptions of outstanding programs at both public and private institutions as well as brief summaries of others. An appendix lists agencies and organizations which are involved with higher education opportunities. (NH)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Admission, College Attendance, College Programs, College Role, College Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Recruitment, Student Placement, Surveys, Underachievement
Southern Educ. Reporting Service, P.O. Box 6156, Nashville, Tenn. 37212, or Southern Educ. Founda., 811 Cypress St. N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30308
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: New York; West Irondequoit Central School District NY