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ERIC Number: ED131816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-19
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Black Entering Full-Time Freshmen in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with Other Groups, Fall 1973. Office of Institutional Research Vol. 14, No. 20.
Larsen, Suzanne W.
The responses of the Black entering full-time freshman (B) at UTK are compared with those of the nonblack (NB) at UTK as well as those of the norm group from predominantly black colleges (PBC) on descriptive, attitudinal, and expectancy items of the annual ACE freshman survey. Black students at UTK, like the nonblack, are younger and more recent high school graduates than PBC students. The B's also come from a more affluent background than PCB and have less financial worries; the parents of Bs are better educated than those of PCB. The degree aspirations of B and PCB were similar, although more B than PCB aimed at the medical professions and less toward business education. More B than NB or PBC anticipated satisfaction with college. The life objectives of B and PBC were similar. There was considerably more concern by NB than B or PBC that large families should be discouraged. PBC and, to a lesser degree, B had concern that the government was not encouraging desegregation quickly enough and students from disadvantaged social backgrounds should be given preferential treatment in college admissions. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Office of Institutional Research.