ERIC Number: ED030404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Vocational Preparation and Race in Higher Education for the State of Michigan. Final Report.
Feury, Russell F.
This survey of students enrolled in Michigan's colleges and universities in the fall of 1966 involved 6,928 Negroes, 1,049 Orientals, 250 American Indians, and 164,221 whites. The study revealed more Negro than white female enrollments, a Negro drop-out rate nearly double that of whites, and more Negroes than whites in graduate and graduate professional programs. A majority of both student groups were Michigan residents, and more whites than Negroes were engaged in full-time study. Two-thirds of the Orientals, and 65% of the American Indians were male. Most of the Orientals were foreign students, 29.5% of the American Indians were non-residents of Michigan, 25% of both groups studied on a part-time basis, and a high proportion of both groups pursued graduate studies. These and other findings have outlined the degree of minority group participation in higher education, a restricted program involvement of minority students enrolled in higher education institutions, their concentration in urban institutions, and their dependence on jobs or federal and local financial support. Recommendations, based on these areas of concern, propose steps that colleges and universities may take to increase the number of minority group students, and high school and college collaboration to identify, motivate, recruit, and help low-income minority students to further their education. Joint action by educational institutions and state agencies is also suggested for the development of a coordinated approach to equal educational opportunity problems in higher education. (WM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Civil Rights Commission, Detroit.