ERIC Number: ED338941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Achieving Diversity. Issues in the Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Students in Higher Education: A Review of the Literature.
Much has been done in recent years to enhance the quality of the educational experience for students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups on college campuses. However, many major problems still exist, presenting professionals concerned with the educational development of students with many significant challenges. This literature review focuses on issues in the recruitment and retention of the following underrepresented racial/ethnic students in higher education: Native Americans, African Americans, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and Undocumented Students. The review contains four chapters. The recruitment chapter focuses on issues related to the postsecondary transition process. The chapter on retention reviews the salient issues related to the college enrollment, retention, and graduation of students from these racial/ethnic groups. Before examining these two issues, the first two chapters discuss, respectively, enrollment and graduation trends for underrepresented racial/ethnic students, and the cultural dynamics that must be considered in recruitment and retention policies. The issues and research findings provided in this review stress the need for new policy directions that insure maximum participation in the higher education process for students from underrepresented groups. (LLL)
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, Admissions Officers, Affirmative Action, College Admission, College Students, Colleges, Diversity (Student), Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Selective Admission, Student Recruitment
National Association of College Admissions Counselors, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 430, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($12.50; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Alexandria, VA.