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Wilson, Marenda A.; DePass, Anthony; Bean, Andrew J. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
The faculty and student populations in academia are not representative of the diversity in the U.S. population. Thus, research institutions and funding agencies invest significant funds and effort into recruitment and retention programs that focus on increasing the flow of historically underrepresented minorities (URMs) into the science,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Biomedicine, Barriers, School Holding Power
Barry, Melissa; Mathies, Charles – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2011
This study was conducted at a research-extensive public university in the southeastern United States. It examined the retention and completion of master's degree students across numerous disciplines. Results were derived from a series of descriptive statistics, T-tests, and a series of binary logistic regression models. The findings from binary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Graduate Study, Role
Wenglinsky, Harold – 1997
Few studies have compared the educational experiences and outcomes of students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to those of students attending traditionally white institutions. This study consists of three analyses that contain some justification for the continued existence of HBCUs, threatened by court decisions that…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Colleges, Black Students, Career Choice