ERIC Number: ED215031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Determining the College Destination of Black Students.
Thomas, Gail E.; Braddock, Jomills Henry, II
Drawing from the National Longitudinal Survey (NLS) of 1972 high school seniors, a study was conducted to examine factors that determine the college destination of black students. Among the variables considered were: (1) personal characteristics of students (family background, standardized test performance, educational aspirations, perceptions about colleges and universities); (2) students' academic and pre college program experiences (curriculum placement, high school class rank, math and science preparation, participation in Upward Bound or Talent Search); (3) influence of significant others; and (4) the characteristics (region, racial composition) of high schools that black students attend. Evaluated were the effects of these variables on the enrollment of black students in two year versus four year colleges, public versus private colleges, predominantly black versus predominantly white colleges, and highly selective versus less selective colleqes. This report provides the results of multivariate analysis of the data collected and briefly discusses policy implications of the findings. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Preparation, Females, High School Seniors, High Schools, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Males, Racial Composition, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Characteristics
Southern Education Foundation, 811 Cypress Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.