ERIC Number: ED041069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of SEEK Program Students: September 1968 Entering Class.
Dispenzieri, Angelo; And Others
A study was made of the characteristics of the 1,169 students from poverty areas in New York City who in September 1968 entered the Search for Education Elevation and Knowledge Program. Of the entrants nearly one-third enrolled at University Center, approximately one-fourth at Brooklyn College, and almost one-fifth at City College. Hunter, Lehman, and Queens Colleges admitted approximately 10 per cent or less; York College admitted three per cent. Sixty per cent were Negroes born in the U.S.A.; more than one-fourth were Puerto Rican; and six per cent were native-born whites. The remaining ten per cent were foreign-born students. More than half of the class were females. However, American- and foreign-born Negroes had a female majority. Puerto Rican entrants were evenly divided and all other groups had more than 60 per cent males. Forty-three per cent had high school academic diplomas and 30 per cent had general diplomas. Of the remainder, 15 per cent had vocational, eight per cent commercial, three per cent equivalency, and one per cent technical diplomas. The entire class had an average high school average of 74. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Research and Evaluation Unit for Special Programs.
Identifiers: City University Of New York; New York; Project SEEK