ERIC Number: ED045051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Relationships Existing Among Race, Persistence and Student Financial Aids.
Selby, James E.
This study was designed to determine what relationship exists among race, the amount of financial aid awarded, and persistence in college. Thirty black and 30 white students from similar socio-economic backgrounds were matched on sex, aptitude (their SCAT scores), and high school class rank. Persistence was defined as those students who persisted through their freshmen year at college and enrolled for their sophomore year, and those who persisted through at least one semester at the University (the University of Missouri) but then transferred to another institution. The results indicated that there was no difference between the black and white students in terms of persistence. Though there was no significant difference between the amount of financial aid and persistence, all the students who received financial aid and did not persist were black females. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: University of Missouri