ERIC Number: ED190007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Continuing Brain Drain: College Selection Among High Achieving Black High School Students, 1970-1978.
Stockard, Russell L.; And Others
It was hypothesized that increasingly, talented Black students are enrolling in predominantly White colleges and universities, favoring them over predominantly Black institutions. In assessing changes in the role Black colleges are playing in educating talented Blacks, a study looked at the pool of talented Black students to see what proportion attends Black institutions, and how the proportions have shifted between the two school types. Data were used from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, a national longitudinal study. This study used responses by first-time, full-time Black freshmen to the 1970 and 1978 questionnaires, except in the far west, where no traditionally Black institutions exist. Data items used included those on high school grades, high school class rank, expectations of graduating with honors, parental income, and plans to get an advanced degree. The hypothesis was borne out. It is recommended that further research be done to determine what characteristics Black colleges have to attract talented Black students, and also that these institutions strengthen their honors programs and expand cultural enrichment and internship programs by attracting federal, state, and private business monies. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.