ERIC Number: ED061409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Black and Other Minority Admissions to Large Universities: Three Year National Trends.
Sedlacek, William E.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to survey the large primarily white universities concerning freshmen entering in the fall of 1971 in order to note trends and changes in enrollment and admissions predictors. Sample population included black, American Indian, and Spanish Surname students. Returns were received from 99 percent of the admissions officers at institutions surveyed. Three year trends which have emerged indicate that black freshmen enrollment has leveled off to 4 percent in 1970 and 1971, after a rise from 3 percent in 1969. Despite the apparent intentions of many colleges and universities, fewer blacks are entering college. This study was intended: (1) to examine the amount of social change in our society as reflected by the number of blacks and other minority students entering primarily white universities as freshmen; and (2) to determine what universities are actually employing in selecting black and other minority students in order to shed light on the relationship between research and practice. (Authors/SB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Black Influences, Black Power, Civil Rights, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Influences, Minority Groups, Racism, Student Placement, Universities, Urban Universities
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.
Note: portions of this paper were presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Chicago, Ill., March 27, 1972