ERIC Number: ED158684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-9
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of the Progress Made by the State in Enrolling Black Students.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Fall 1977 marked the midway point of implementation of the Maryland Plan for Completing the Desegregation of the Public Postsecondary Education Institutions in the State. In this midpoint assessment, four areas in which the state has achieved a degree of progress and four areas needing improvement by the state higher education community are identified. Progress areas include the following: (1) proportionally, the state higher education institutions are enrolling more black, Maryland-resident high school graduates than white counterparts; (2) black students are enrolled in community colleges and predominantly-white four-year institutions, 20 may be considered to be fully integrated by the goals of the Plan; and (4) of the nine public institutions offering post-baccalaureate degrees, eight are considered fully integrated. Areas needing improvement include: special problems in attracting rural black students; institutional recruitment strategies and plans for traditionally-black institutions to attract white students; recruitment efforts for black graduate students, especially in disciplines with traditionally low black participation; and studies of variables affecting choice of major among black students, particularly in the health sciences. Statistical data are included. (LBH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Colleges, Black Students, Enrollment Rate, Equal Education, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Needs Assessment, Racial Integration, Rural Youth, State Colleges, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Statistical Data, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.