ERIC Number: EJ704276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-3
Reference Count: N/A
Shut out of the System: As Competition Increases for Slots at UC-Berkeley, Admission Offers to Minority Students Continue to Decline
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n8 p30 Jun 2004
As University of California officials announced admissions results for the fall, it appeared that increasing competition for seats at the university, rising tuition costs, and continued controversy over the role of race in admissions were conspiring to reduce the slots offered to African American students at UC-Berkeley. At the same time, the state's budget crisis was posing additional barriers to low-income and disadvantaged students seeking an education at the top-ranked public university. Among the effects: fee increases of more than 50 percent over the last three years and elimination of all state funding for university outreach programs that help high school students prepare for college and, once they arrive, stay there. And for the first time in 44 years, UC and California State University both were reneging on their guarantees to admit all students who meet the minimum eligibility requirements.
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Access to Education, African American Students, Educational Finance, College Admission, College Applicants, Low Income Groups, Student Recruitment, Educational Finance, Public Colleges, Outreach Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: California