ERIC Number: ED447755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Preferences in North Carolina Higher Education: Racial and Ethnic Preferences in Undergraduate Admissions at Six North Carolina Public Universities.
Lerner, Robert; Nagai, Althea K.
This study examined the extent to which racial and ethnic preferences were used in the admissions policies of six North Carolina public universities ranging from the most to the least selective. Data were collected on applicants, admittees, rejectees, and enrollees regarding racial or ethnic group, SAT scores, and high school grade point averages. Results indicated that all six schools had substantial qualifications gaps between black and white applicants who had been accepted for future enrollment. The odds of admission at five schools indicated a strong degree of preference in admissions given to blacks over whites. Only a moderate qualifications gap existed between Hispanic and white applicants accepted for future enrollment. The odds of admission of Hispanic versus white students differed at the six schools. Asian applicants received no special preference at any of the schools, and the odds of admission favored whites over Asians. Schools routinely rejected many white applicants with higher test scores and grades than black applicants who were admitted. The 6-year graduation rates of white students were higher than those of blacks at all schools. (SM)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, Black Students, College Admission, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Public Colleges, Racial Differences, Selective Admission, State Universities
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Equal Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina