ERIC Number: ED202932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Equal Educational Opportunity. The Status of Black Americans in Higher Education, 1975-1977. ISEP Third Status Report.
Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for the Study of Educational Policy.
This report analyzes the status of black Americans in higher education from 1975-1977. The book opens with a review of basic concepts of equal educational opportunity and the Federal role in guaranteeing equal opportunity. The social and economic context for higher education is then examined with a focus on the national commitment to higher education for blacks, the sociopsychological environment of educational mobility, and family resources and the ability to pay for college. The issue of access to education is discussed in terms of financial aid and graduate and professional school access. Data on the distribution of students by institution and program, along with the distribution of students in professional and graduate schools, follow. Student persistence is analyzed with tables showing the number of bachelor's degree conferred, by race, ethnicity, and major field. Attrition rates are also given and discussed. Longitudinal enrollment and student distribution in traditionally black institutions are shown, and the relationship of Federal funds for black and non-black institutions is examined. The report concludes with a summary of all these issues and their meaning for the 1980s. (APM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bachelors Degrees, Black Colleges, Black Education, Black Students, Doctoral Degrees, Equal Education, Ethnic Distribution, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Graduate Study, Grants, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Professional Education, Racial Distribution, Student Attrition, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for the Study of Educational Policy.
Note: Some tables may be marginally legible due to reproduction quality of original document.