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ERIC Number: ED181834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Black Students Enrolled in White Colleges and Universities: Their Attitudes and Perceptions.
Jones, Larry G.
A sample of 2,564 black college students attending 19 predominantly white colleges in the south were surveyed to determine their attitudes and opinions about their institutions. The students were generally female, under 21 years of age, single, and enrolled full-time. The survey focused on four areas: campus life and activities, college choice, minority student recruitment, and problems in attending a predominantly white institution. In general the respondents felt that their institutions were not making enough of an effort to recruit and maintain minority faculty and students. They felt that the most important factor in recruiting minority students was increased financial aid. The black students thought more consideration should be given to minority student interests and that there should be increased minority participation in planning and developing special programs. Overall, the black students indicated that they chose to attend a predominantly white institution because of its recognized quality and reputation. The respondents indicated that they felt they had an additional burden to bear as minority students on white campuses. The survey also indicated a high persistence rate for these students. It is recommended that the traditionally white institutions commit themselves to meeting the special needs of minority students. Appended are an explanation of the research methodology, data tables, and the survey questionnaire. (SF)
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
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