Abstract

There is only a 9 % representation of African American students on colleges campuses across the country compared to 72.9% of Caucasian students. There are many reasons that affect African American students' decisions to participate in higher education. Colleges across the country are making strides to recruit minority students. However, in order for colleges to increase their minority enrollment, particularly with African American students, they must understand the factors that affect African Americans students' decisions to participate in higher education. Personal, economic, academic, and social factors were examined to understand African American students' reasons for enrolling or not enrolling in post-secondary education institutions.

Advisor

Wayne Allen

First Committee Member

Kellian Clink

Date of Degree

2014

Language

english

Document Type

APP

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Ethnic Studies

College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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