Award Date

5-1-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educational Research Cognition and Development

First Committee Member

Vicki Rosser

Second Committee Member

Sonya Horsford

Third Committee Member

Doris Watson

Fourth Committee Member

William Cross

Number of Pages

156

Abstract

This study uses data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond 1993/03 (B&B: 93/03) Longitudinal Study to investigate the issues that affect the likelihood of graduate/professional school enrollment of Black, 4-year degree earners. Also of particular interest were a comparison of graduate degree aspirations to actual post baccalaureate participation and the effect of attending a Black college on graduate school matriculation. Adapting Perna's (2006) college choice model and applying logistic regression, this study examined how academic achievement, financial aid, habitus, school and community, and the higher education context influence the decision of whether or not Black students enrolled in a graduate education program.

Keywords

African Americans--Education (Higher); African American college students; African American universities and colleges; College choice; College costs; College integration; Graduate college choice

Disciplines

Education | Educational Sociology | Higher Education | Race and Ethnicity

Language

English


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