ERIC Number: ED157576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-19
Reference Count: 0
Black Students in the North Carolina Community College System: Implications for Educational Programming.
Robinson, Isaac A.; Shearon, Ronald W.
A 45-item questionnaire was used in a survey of 3,396 of the 39,988 black students enrolled in the 57 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Beyond identifying the students in relation to their demographic, socio-economic, academic, attendance, program area, and institutional attraction characteristics, the study sought to identify which segment of the black population was being served, and of this group which would have no other access to education; to determine the most effective recruitment strategies; and to assess the amount and source of financial aid to black students. The study concluded that black students enrolled in the NCCCS had different socio-economic, demographic, and attendance characteristics than those of non-black students; NCCCS tended to serve a disproportionately high share of the state's black population; community colleges/technical institutes provided a major avenue for access to educational opportunities for the non-traditional student in the black population; institutional personnel were named as the first source of information about the program by curriculum students, while extension students were more influenced by friends; black students depended primarily on their own resources for financial support; black students were motivated to continue their education primarily to earn more money and to obtain a better job. (TP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Students, College Choice, Community Colleges, Educational Planning, Extension Education, Institutional Research, Program Development, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Motivation, Student Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult and Community Coll. Education.; North Carolina Research Coordinating Unit in Occupational Education, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented to the Southeastern Region Community College Research Special Interest Group (Williamsburg, Virginia, July 19, 1978)