ERIC Number: ED317108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
College Admissions Practices Project.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.
The College Admissions Practices Project examined the effects of rising admissions standards on postsecondary minority enrollment. A national survey of 158 institutions gathered data on changes since 1980 in the following areas: enrollment, faculty data, admissions practices, and racially motivated incidents on campus. In addition, questions were asked on recruitment and retention policies and whether there was a legislatively mandated policy in the institution's state which addressed issues concerning the postsecondary education of minority and educationally/economically disadvantaged students. Survey results are presented in three sections: changes in racial/ethnic distribution of students and faculty between 1980 and 1986, changes in admissions standards since 1980, and institution policies concerning access/retention for minority and educationally/economically disadvantaged students. The study found a relationship between rising admissions standards and the decline in minority enrollment, suggesting that the minority enrollment problems are continuing and in some cases worsening. Appendices contain lists of project personnel and institutions responding to the survey, an interim report to the project's National Advisory Committee, an interim report to the Ford Foundation, state-by-state reports, and two bibliographies containing a total of 53 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.