Colleges Report Strong Surge in Black Applicants

Rothman, Robert
May 1988
Education Week;5/4/1988, Vol. 7 Issue 32, p1
The article reports on the increase in the applications from African American students in a number of postsecondary institutions in the U.S. in spring of 1988. The reported increase was based on an informal survey conducted by Brandeis University in Watham, Massachusetts. An evidence from a wide range of institutions suggests that the increase may be occurring nationwide. According to admissions officers, the increase is the result of the aggressive efforts by colleges to reach out to minority students.


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