ERIC Number: ED041557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Admission of Minority Students in Midwestern Colleges. Higher Education Surveys.
College Entrance Examination Board, Evanston, IL.
This survey reports recent experience of Midwestern colleges in recruiting and enrolling minority students. Results were based upon responses of a representative group of 129 4-year institutions. The principal findings were: (1) 3 out of 5 senior institutions were working actively to enroll minority students. The gross number of minority freshmen increased 25% from 1968 to 1969 and is expected to increase another 30% by Fall 1970; (2) the recruiting methods regarded as most successful typically involved minority staff, special programs for minority students, direct contact with schools or minority students; (3) 41% of the minority students required full financial support; (4) approximately 7 out of 10 minority freshmen returned the following year - the same proportion for all freshmen; (5) many of the colleges reported marked increases in social involvement, concern with student affairs, and outside interest in the affairs of the institution; and (6) most respondents expressed a positive but cautious view of continuing increase in minority enrollment. Many identified one critical factor: availability of public funds to expand programs and support more students. The appendix contains a list of the respondents and the survey. (Author/AF)
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Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Evanston, IL.