ERIC Number: ED246713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Fall 1983 Freshmen at Private Black Colleges.
Research Report, v8 n1 Apr 1984
Results of a 1983 study of freshmen at private black four-year colleges and a comparison to freshmen at all four-year colleges are presented. Attention is directed to the educational, financial, and family backgrounds of the students, as well as their aspirations and interests. Data were obtained from "The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 1983." Findings include the following: 88.3 percent of the private college, black freshmen graduated from public high schools; half of the students reported a high school average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale); over three-fourths of the students rated themselves above average in the drive to achieve; nearly 72 percent of the black college freshmen planned to continue their education at the graduate level, compared with 56.5 percent of the freshmen at four-year colleges nationally; and the five most popular careers chosen by freshmen both at private black colleges and at four-year colleges nationally were in business, medicine, computer analysis and programming, engineering, and law and accounting or actuarial science. Information is also provided on: racial composition of high school and neighborhoods, reasons for attending college, reasons for college choice, estimated parental income, father's and mother's education and occupation, financing of college expenses, and political orientation/activities. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Colleges, Black Students, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Educational Background, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Higher Education, National Norms, Occupational Aspiration, Private Colleges, Student Characteristics
Research Department, United Negro College Fund, Inc., 500 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10021.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Negro College Fund, Inc., New York, NY.