ERIC Number: ED163875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Black Undergraduate Students at the University of Maryland, College Park, 1968-69. Research Report No. 1-69.
Brooks, Glenwood C., Jr.; Sedlacek, William E.
Information about the characteristics of black undergraduate students at the University of Maryland was obtained from the 1968 University Student Census, an activities and attitude inventory administered to all undergraduates registering for nine credit hours or more. The 366 respondents represent a majority (67 percent) of the black undergraduate student body of 554. The sample was comprised of 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the class breakdown was 43 percent freshmen, 28 percent sophomores, 9 percent seniors, and 2 percent no classification. Black undergraduates were more concerned with studying efficiently and earning satisfactory grades than were non-blacks. Blacks were also more certain of their career goals, although they felt a greater need for educational counseling. Blacks and non-blacks felt faculty were interested in them, and were sufficiently available for assitance with class work. Blacks considered financial problems to be the main reason they may have to withdraw from school. Blacks were more interested than non-blacks in student organizations (other than fraternities and sororities). Fewer blacks owned cars, and more lived on campus than non-blacks. Blacks dated less, visited the Student Union more, and watched TV more. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.