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ERIC Number: ED083904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Pages: 29
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The White Student Enrolled in the Traditionally Public Black College and University.
Brown, Charles I.
This report presents information concerning the white student on the black campus. White students in 18 traditionally black public colleges and universities were administered a 59-item questionnaire. Responses revealed: (1) An almost evenly divided enrollment by sex, more than 50% were married, and the mean age for female students exceeded by three the mean age of the male students, 30 to 27. (2) Two-thirds of the students were enrolled in full-time programs and reported above average grades. (3) The majority of the students commuted daily to the campus. (4) Approximately 57% of the students financed their education with personal funds and assistance from their parents. (5) Nearly one-half of the students were transfers from predominantly white institutions. (6) Convenience of location, availability of desired degree programs, and low tuition costs were the chief factors given for enrolling at the black institution. (7) A third of the students admitted reservations about enrolling at the black institution. (8) Fifty-six percent of the students had experienced practically no contact with blacks prior to their enrollment at the college. (9) More than half the students experienced no difficulty in expressing themselves in the classroom. (10) Seventy-five percent of the students accepted black studies courses without hesitancy. (11) Approximately 40% of the students participated in nonacademic acitivites. (12) Socially, race did not appear to be a significant factor. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.