ERIC Number: ED301240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Fostering Black Student Enrollment at Community Colleges and Historically Black Colleges in the Same Service Area.
Simmons, Brenda R.; Jackson, Anita
Within the context of trends in minority student education, this paper urges community colleges and historically black colleges and universities to cooperatively encourage the enrollment, retention, graduation, and continuing education of black students. First, the paper points to such alarming trends as a sharp decline in the number of associate degrees awarded to black students, declining enrollments in historically black colleges and increasing enrollments of blacks at community colleges, and high dropout rates among black community college students. Next, the paper describes a study conducted at Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ) and Edward Waters College (EWC) to determine influences on students' choice of college and FCCJ students' plans for transfer. The study found that cost and location were major factors in college choice, and that most FCCJ students were not considering EWC or any other black college as a transfer institution. Next, the paper describes the articulation agreement that was initiated in May 1987 between FCCJ and EWC, whereby FCCJ's general education core curriculum is recognized as the basis for the acceptance of transfer students at EWC. The final sections examine other articulation plans between historically black colleges and universities and community colleges, including the agreement between Cuyahoga Community College and Wilberforce University in Ohio, and between Tidewater Community College and Norfolk State University in Virginia. Recommendations for further development of FCCJ and EWC's articulation plan conclude the paper. (AJL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (13th, Washington, DC, March 23-27, 1988).