ERIC Number: ED031993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Higher Education for the Disadvantaged in New York State: A Summary Report of Programs of Higher Education for the Disadvantaged at Colleges and Universities in New York State.
Hood, Wenford L.
This survey was undertaken to determine what programs are needed for disadvantaged students at the college level, what programs are underway in New York State, and the primary considerations of persons and institutions operating such programs. Of 167 schools contacted, 86 of the 134 that responded had programs at pre-college or college levels. Roughly 64% of all colleges and universities in New York State operate programs for disadvantaged students, with state-affiliated schools involved almost twice as much as non-state affiliated institutions. Most of the programs are designed to help students find a place in a particular college program and, through guidance, financial aid, and counseling, to maximize the students' chances of college success. Other programs do not provide specific college-placement services, but emphasize remedial language-arts, mathematics, science, guidance, and counseling. Opinions concerning the development of new programs for the disadvantaged vary from those favoring improvement of existing programs to those urging an increase in the number of students currently being reached. The major sources of funds for the programs are the colleges and universities, and the federal and state governments. The report contains a list of colleges and universities in New York State with the name and/or type of program in progress, level of program (pre-college or college), and type of student (high risk, average, or better). (WM)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh.
Identifiers - Location: New York