ERIC Number: ED247840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Traditionally Black Institutions and the Baccalaureate Education of Blacks in the South: A Statistical Overview of Enrollment and Degree Trends from 1970 to 1982.
Hill, Susan T.
The contribution of the traditionally black institutions (TBIs) to the undergraduate education of blacks in 20 states was studied, with attention to trends in enrollments and degrees from 1970-1982. From 1970 to 1976, the number of black full-time undergraduates almost doubled in 17 southern states and Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Ohio. In 1970, the black colleges enrolled 60 percent of the black full-time undergraduates in these states; by 1976, the black colleges enrolled 40 percent. During 1970-1976, black enrollment increased by over 150,000 in these 20 states. During 1976-1982, enrollment increased only slightly, by only 4,000. The TBIs had 13,000 fewer black undergraduates in 1982 than in 1976, while the other institutions in these states had 17,000 more. The black students were heavily concentrated in two-year colleges. The trends in black enrollment in the late 1970s were similar to the trends in baccalaureate degrees awarded to blacks. The total number of bachelor's degrees earned by blacks was about the same in 1976 as in 1981. The number of degrees awarded to blacks by the TBIs decreased almost 3,000 in this period. However, there was a corresponding increase in black baccalaureates from the other institutions in these states. Fields of study pursued by blacks were also identified. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Delaware; Ohio; Pennsylvania; United States (South)
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education (9th, Washington, DC, March 29-April 1, 1984).