ERIC Number: ED175513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Black and White Students in Maryland Community Colleges.
Tschechtelin, James D.
Information about the goals and goal achievement of Black and White community college students was obtained from a follow-up survey mailed in Spring, 1978, to all persons enrolled as first-time students in Maryland community colleges in Fall, 1974. Additional information on the Maryland community college system was included in the data analysis. Comprehensive community colleges are available in 23 of Maryland's 24 counties, serving 99% of the state's population. Average annual tuition for full-time students is about $500. Black students enroll in approximate relationship to their number in each college's service area. Considerable differences were found between the characteristics and educational experiences of Black and White students. Black students were more likely to be female, to attend full-time, and to be in business and commerce programs. Over half of the Black students received Basic Educational Opportunity Grants of just over $600. While Black students were somewhat older and took more credits than Whites, the Black students completed fewer credits and were less likely to achieve an associate degree goal. Black students did not achieve their transfer goals as often as Whites, but no differences were found in rate of employment goal achievement. The study report includes a discussion of the Maryland community college system, and the policy implications that result from the data analysis. (Author/DR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Age, Black Achievement, Black Education, Black Employment, Black Students, Career Choice, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Females, Followup Studies, Majors (Students), Males, Persistence, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.