This research uses ordinary least squares regression analysis to examine the programmatic, tuition, and institutional factors that may influence increased White student enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Literature examining the historical context of HBCUs and factors influencing White student enrollment at HBCUs were examined to provide a foundation for this study. For this study, I chose the factors for White student matriculation at HBCUs, developed by Conrad, Brier, and Braxton (1997). These factors included: programmatic factors (i.e., program offerings in high demand fields, unique program offerings, alternative program delivery systems, graduate program offerings in high demand fields, and positive reputation for quality), tuition factors (i.e., student scholarships and low cost), and institutional factors (i.e., positive image as a multiracial institution, supportive and inclusive campus culture, White student recruitment, articulation and cooperative agreements with PWIs, positive external relations with community and professional constituencies, safe environment, and attractive campus appearance). The factors acted as the independent variables for the analysis, while the difference in White student enrollment at public HBCUs between 1984 and 2004 was used as the dependent variable. Four different models---one for each of the three broad categories and one model using all of the factors. When the analysis was run, there was one programmatic factor that was statistically significant---unique program offerings; two institutional factors---supportive campus culture and White student recruitment; and in the full model, there were three statistically significant variables---unique program offerings, supportive campus culture, and positive external relations.... people between 1990 and 2000 was the largest increase of any decade in U.S. History (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000). ... The four most populous states were California - 32.4 million, Texas - 17.8 million, Florida - 15.5 million, and New York - 1anbsp;...
|Title||:||An Examination of Programmatic, Tuition, and Institutional Characteristics that May Influence Increased White Student Enrollment at Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities|
|Author||:||Brandon D. Daniels|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|