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ERIC Number: ED028730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-20
Pages: 7
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[Admission of High Risk Students at Michigan State University.]
Abramson; Schwartz
In the fall of 1963, 22 disadvantaged high school graduates with the potential for college success were admitted to Michigan State University (MSU). They were provided with financial aid, remedial courses, tutoring, and individual counseling. Nine, or 41%, of the 22 students graduated on time in 1967, compared to a national average of 40% of all college freshmen graduating on time. In the fall of 1967, 70 high-risk students were admitted to MSU from inner-city high schools in what was called the Detroit Project. Of the 66 students in this group who were black, 27 returned in 1968, a year in which MSU admitted 357 black freshmen in a total campus enrollment of 1,007. There was a tendency on campus to identify all black freshmen as high academic risks, but only 25 of the 357 students were actually admitted with records that would not have qualified them for admission. For 1969, MSU has accelerated its drive to attract black students in general and able black students in particular. But some remaining problems include finding black high school graduates, especially those with a B or better academic grade average, the financing of these students, and getting the best prepared black students to attend MSU. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.