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ERIC Number: ED032840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-25
Pages: 12
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Graduate Education and Black Americans.
Crossland, Fred E.
This brief summarizes the data obtained during a survey of 105 predominantly white US graduate schools of arts and sciences concerning black enrollments and Ph.Ds recently awarded to Negroes. The survey was conducted during the summer of 1968. Seven statistical tables summarize the responses of 64 of the institutions on enrollments, 63 of which were also able to provide data on recent Ph.D recipients. These schools represent one third of the leading US doctoral degree-granting institutions --public and private, large and small, urban and rural, prestigious and relatively unknown-- that are located in all sections of the US. The purpose of the brief is to reveal the degree to which US universities have been unresponsive to the needs of their minority-group constituents. The scope of this problem is summarized by 3 observations that evolved from the survey. These observations are supported with figures and conclusive statements: (1) the proportion of the total US population that is black is 11.5%; (2) the proportion of black students in the total enrollment of US graduate schools of arts and sciences is 1.72%; and (3) the proportion of all Ph.Ds awarded between 1964 and 1968 that went to black US citizens is 0.78%. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.