ERIC Number: EJ787314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The MSEN Pre-College Program: What Are the Costs and Benefits Based on Estimates of Its Impacts on Black High School Graduates?
Hughes, Sherick A.
High School Journal, v85 n3 p53-60 Feb-Mar 2002
North Carolina's Mathematics Science Education Network (MSEN) pre-college program, which began in 1986, exposes predominantly African American sixth- through twelfth-grade students to mathematics- and science-based courses and careers. The state of North Carolina spent $414.42 per pupil per year (a total of $387,897) during the median four-year period that the 234 African Americans in the 1998-1999 graduating class were in the program. The cost of sending these students through the program for four years was weighed against the projected net benefits of those who are expected to enroll and/or graduate from college and work in North Carolina. Results indicate that it takes six to seven years for the estimated net benefits from the projected 38 college enrollees and graduates to exceed the program costs for their class. In fact, the net benefits of MSEN are likely to increase as long as the class members stay and work in the state. (Contains 4 charts and 10 footnotes.)
Descriptors: African American Students, Graduation, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates, College Programs, Program Costs, College Preparation, College Bound Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina