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ERIC Number: ED351970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: 0
College Attendance and Degree Completion of 1982-83 Minority Seniors from Seattle Public Schools at Washington Colleges and Universities.
Blanchard, William; And Others
A study was done of minority high school graduates from Seattle, Washington, and how they moved into and through the higher education system. The study compared minority students and a group of white students all of whom were seniors in the Seattle public high schools during the 1982-83 academic year. In the Spring of 1989, 48 postsecondary institutions in Washington state searched their records to determine which of the former high school seniors enrolled in college during the preceding 6 years. The findings were based on 1,331 minority high school seniors and a random sample of 400 whites. The study found that there is a wide variation in college-attendance and degree-completion rates among ethnic groups, that there is a strong relationship between high school grade point average and baccalaureate degree completion, that in comparing ethnic groups the higher the rate of high school graduation, the higher the rates of college attendance and completion of either a certificate, 2-year degree, or bachelor's degree, and that there are different college-attendance and degree completion rates for males and females within ethnic groups. Appendixes detail the data collection procedures and list institutions that provided data for the study as well as offering extensive tables of data. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students, College Attendance, Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Grade Point Average, High School Graduates, High Schools, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Sex Differences, Two Year Colleges, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Seattle Public Schools WA; Washington
Note: Prepared by the Seattle Minority Transfer Team, an ad hoc committee with representatives from the Seattle School District, Seattle institutions of higher education and the Chamber of Commerce.