ERIC Number: ED427642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Two Decades of Progress: African Americans Moving Forward in Higher Education.
Nettles, Michael T.; Perna, Laura W.; Freeman, Kimberley Edelin
This report presents findings of a study on the higher education progress of African Americans in the nation and by region, including both private and public sectors, two-year and four-year colleges and universities, historically black colleges and universities, and traditionally white institutions. Overall findings indicate steady progress by African Americans in gaining access to and achieving success in higher education, with the most rapid gains in the South. Specific findings are detailed in tables and text in chapters which address: (1) first-time full-time freshmen at four-year colleges and universities; (2) undergraduate enrollment at four-year colleges and universities; (3) community college enrollment; (4) academic preparation and readiness for college; (5) academic performance in college; (6) undergraduate persistence and graduation rates; (7) transfer rates; (8) associate degrees awarded; (9) bachelor's degrees awarded; (10) income attainment; (11) graduate and professional school enrollment; (12) master's degrees awarded; (13) doctoral degrees awarded; (14) first-professional degrees awarded; and (15) faculty. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Black Students, College Freshmen, Degrees (Academic), Educational History, Educational Trends, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Regional Characteristics, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: College Fund/UNCF, Fairfax, VA. Frederick D. Patterson Research Inst.