ERIC Number: ED247994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Facilitating Community College Access for Minority Students.
Woodland, Calvin E.; Goldstein, Marc S.
Following a discussion of means of facilitating community college access for minority students, this paper presents the results of a study conducted at Charles County Community College (CCCC) to develop a recruitment strategy to increase minority enrollments. Introductory material discusses the access to education afforded to minority students by community colleges, and the barriers these students confront when entering a two-year college. The next sections outline obstacles to minority enrollment in vocational programs, trends toward skewed minority enrollment patterns, and recent responses to the problems of unequal access and the underrepresentation of minority students in higher education. Then, results are presented from CCCC's survey of 1,070 high school seniors enrolled in the Charles County public school system. The survey was conducted to obtain information on students' career plans and to compare the plans of minority and white students. Study highlights include: (1) nearly half of the white respondents planned to continue their education, compared to one-third of the minority students; (2) white respondents were willing to train longer in preparation for their career than were minority students; and (3) almost half of the white students and one-third of the minority students viewed CCCC attendance as the first phase of a four-year education. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles County Community Coll., La Plata, MD.