ERIC Number: ED201257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Losing Battle: The Decline in Black Participation in Graduate and Professional Education.
Lehner, Christopher J., Jr.
A statistical profile of the deteriorating status of black students in advanced education is presented. It is shown that what progress had been made for this population in graduate and professional education had run its course by 1975. In recent years the proportions, and in some cases the numbers, of black graduate students have fallen considerably, continuing into the academic year 1979-80. In master's degrees the drop in awards has been more severe than for the rest of the population. High-growth fields were agriculture, business and management, computer science, health professions, and public affairs. In doctorates there was slight progress for blacks nationally. High growth fields were architecture, fine arts, health professions, public affairs, theology, and interdisciplinary studies. Data on first-professional degrees, not available by field, show a net increase in awards for blacks of only half the national figure. The data are analyzed in detail and arrayed in tables in the final report. Appended are lists of black colleges, President Carter's executive order on black colleges, and the membership list, charter, and staff list of the National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advisory Committees, Agriculture, Allied Health Occupations, Architecture, Black Colleges, Black Students, Business Administration, Computer Science, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Status Comparison, Fine Arts, Government Role, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Masters Degrees, Professional Education, Public Affairs Education, Theological Education
National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities, 1100 7th St., N.W., Suite 702-6, Washington, DC 20036 (enclose self-addressed label).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities (DHEW), Washington, DC.