ERIC Number: ED163863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Special Programs for Female and Minority Graduate Students. Higher Education Panel Report, Number 41.
Atelsek, Frank J.; Gomberg, Irene L.
A study was conducted to assess the extent to which academic institutions are currently providing special assistance to women and minorities for graduate study. The survey was limited to formal programs designed specifically for female or minority students and is not an inventory of all opportunities. Coeducational and predominantly white colleges and universities awarding a professional degree, doctorate degree, or other degree beyond the master's were surveyed. Usable data were received from 311 institutions for a response rate of 91 percent. National estimates were obtained by weighting each response by the ratio of the number of institutions in the population to the number that responded. Nearly half of the doctoral and professional institutions offered some form of special recruitment, academic, or financial aid program to benefit female or minority graduate students. The degree of involvement varied by the control of the institution as well as by the type, with universities and public institutions being the most active. Certain fields of graduate study, notably law and medicine, reported an above average level of effort. The report includes 15 statistical tables, a sample survey instrument, and information on institutional response to the survey, stratification design for weighting, and reliability of estimates. (SW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Admission, Doctoral Programs, Females, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Professional Education, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Financial Aid, Student Improvement, Student Recruitment, Tutorial Programs
Higher Education Panel, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.