ERIC Number: ED449716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
HBCU Graduates: Employment Earnings and Success after College. New Agenda Series[TM], Volume 2, Number 4.
Redd, Kenneth E.
Recent reports on the college enrollment and degree completion experience of African American students have largely ignored the contributions of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), which, in 1997, produced 28% of the bachelor's degrees conferred on black students. This study used data from the second follow-up of the 1993 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study to compare the postcollege activities of African Americans who received degrees from HBCUs and other institutions. Data show that, in general, graduates of HBCUs had experiences after graduation that were very similar to those of graduates of other types of colleges. A slightly higher proportion of graduates from HBCUs enrolled in graduate and professional programs and received advanced degrees. HBCU graduates were also substantially more likely to participate in community service activities. There were many differences in the experiences of black male and female graduates, and most of these differences were due to variations in demographic and other characteristics of black men and women. (Contains 10 figures, 3 endnotes, and 24 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: USA Group, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.