ERIC Number: EJ1054152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
College Choice for Black Males in the Community College: Factors Influencing Institutional Selection
Wood, J. Luke; Harrison, John D.
Negro Educational Review, v65 n1-4 p87-97 2014
In this study we examined the college choice process for Black males attending community colleges. Using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study, findings indicated that Black males who attend community colleges select their institutions based upon having a degree in their chosen field, the coursework/curriculum, job placement record, availability of financial aid, and academic reputation. Independent t-tests indicated Black males were more likely than four-year collegians to select an institution based upon the desire to live at home, for the school's easy admissions policies, for the school being the same as one attended by the parent, and the school's acceptance of college credit. After controlling for potentially mitigating factors, we found that students attended community colleges that placed greater importance on low expenses, the academic reputation of the institution, the school's easy admissions, and the school's acceptance of college credit. Recommendations for further research are extended.
Descriptors: College Choice, Community Colleges, African American Students, Males, Longitudinal Studies, Academic Degrees, Curriculum, Job Placement, Student Financial Aid, Reputation, Proximity, Place of Residence, Admission Criteria, Parent Background, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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