Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. Charles Warfield
Dr. LeRoi Ray
Dr. David Cowden
In this study an analysis was conducted of the ways in which selected cognitive and demographic factors predicted whether black students were academically successful at a predominantly white (a) two year private business college, (b) two year public community college, and (c) public undergraduate/graduate university. The academic achievement of 266 black students enrolled between the fall terms of 1983-84 and 1984-85 were analyzed using analysis of variance techniques. The dependent variable was cumulative college GPA and the independent variables were (a) high school GPA, (b) college assessment tests, (c) sex, (d) type of curriculum enrolled in, (e) remedial course(s) taken, (f) residential experience, (g) location of high school attended, and (h) type of college attended. Results indicated that the most significant predictor of academic success for black students was high school GPA (.0001), followed by type of curriculum in which enrolled (.0065) and sex (.0254).
Hair, John, "An Analysis of Selected Factors Related to Predicting the Academic Success of Black Students Attending Predominantly White Colleges" (1986). Dissertations. 2291.