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ERIC Number: EJ1158146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-9232
Trends from the Merit-Based Portion of the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Religiously Focused Institutions
Allison, Aaron A.; Colson, Tori L.
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, Spr 2017
This study examined the trends in enrollment numbers and academic quality of first-year Tennessee students on the merit-based portion of the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) upon HBCU's and religiously focused institutions in Tennessee from 2005-2014. The researchers hypothesized that the merit-based portion of the TELS was a contributing factor to retaining talented, first-year, undergraduate, Tennessee students at private, accredited, higher education institutions in Tennessee. The average enrollment, average ACT score, and average high school GPA of first-year, undergraduate, Tennessee students at HBCU and religiously focused schools were examined for trends. The data revealed no significant difference in the trend for enrollment of first-year Tennessee students at HBCU private institutes and religiously focused institutes. There was a significant trend of improvement in ACT averages and HSGPA averages at such schools. This is meaningful for institutions in recruitment and retention of high-quality students. Implications and future areas of research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee; Tennessee (Nashville); Tennessee (Memphis)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
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