ERIC Number: ED234104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Helping Minority Students with Nontraditional Skills Enter and Complete College. ERIC/CUE Fact Sheet Number 17.
Several areas related to minority student college attendance are presented in this research review including the current enrollment situation, financial considerations, prediction of college persistence, college characteristics which affect persistence, and special assistance programs. Current enrollment statistics are cited on the percentage of minority students (especially Blacks and Hispanics) who attend college, the types of colleges and disciplines they chose and some predictions for the future. Financial and socioeconomic influences are discussed in relation to college preparation, choice of college, and persistence to a college degree. Recommendations for increasing minority enrollment in college and improving the completion rates are provided. The relative value of Scholastic Aptitude Test scores versus grade average or class rank for predicting the college persistence of minority students is described, as well as recommendations for increasing the fairness and comprehensiveness of such assessment measures. College characteristics which affect persistence include the quality of the college, whether it is public or private, whether it is predominantly black or white, the amount of financial aid available, and faculty composition and attitudes. The final section outlines the problems of academically unprepared students and cites a variety of programs for combatting those problems. A fourteen-item bibliography is included. (DC)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Students, College Attendance, College Programs, College Students, Enrollment, Financial Problems, Hispanic Americans, Institutional Characteristics, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Predictive Measurement, School Statistics, Socioeconomic Influences
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Fact Sheets; PF Project