ERIC Number: ED435534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Keeping What We've Got: The Impact of Financial Aid on Minority Retention in Engineering.
NACME Research Letter, v9 n1 Sep 1999
This paper evaluates the performance of engineering institutions in graduating minority freshmen. The four indices identified include: (1) the total number and proportion of minority graduates; (2) the proportion of full-time minority freshmen who earned a bachelor's degree in engineering; (3) the retention rate of minorities relative to the retention rate of nonminorities; and (4) the total number and proportion of entering full-time minority freshmen. Findings indicate that financial aid awards may be the key variables to consider at the policy level to improve the minority retention rate in engineering across all institutions. (CCM)
Descriptors: Colleges, Engineering Education, Enrollment, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Institutions, Minority Groups, School Holding Power
NACME, Inc., Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2212, New York, NY 10118-2299.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DuPont, Wilmington, DE.
Authoring Institution: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., New York, NY.