ERIC Number: ED125478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparative Study of Martin Luther King Program and Randomly Selected Freshmen Entering the University of Minnesota in Fall, 1970: Entrance Data and Subsequent Performance.
Armstrong, Roberta A.; Hall, William V.
Office of Student Affairs Research Bulletin, v16 n14 Jun 21, 1976
The Martin Luther King (MLK) Program was initiated at the university in the fall of 1968 to provide special academic and financial assistance to disadvantaged students, particularly those of minority ethnic background. MLK Program students and students not in the program (non-MLK) were followed up nearly five years after entrance to the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) or General College (GC). MLK students entered with significantly lower test scores, attempted as many credits per quarter, but successfully completed substantially fewer of these credits than their peers. During this period, 15.9 percent of MLK students and 38.6 percent of the non-MLK students in CLA had completed degree requirements. The graduation rates for MLK and non-MLK students in GC were 12.9 percent and 22.6 percent, respectively. In terms of high school performance, precollege test scores, and actual college performance, there were very few differences between MLK and non-MLK students who received degrees. (Author/JMF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Office for Student Affairs.