African American Students and College Choice

  title={African American Students and College Choice},
  author={Crystal Gafford Muhammad},
  journal={NASSP Bulletin},
  pages={81 - 94}
Misinformation in the African American community regarding college costs, access, and the benefits of a college education abound. Counseling from a trustworthy, supportive school counselor can make a difference in stemming African American talent loss, especially among young Black men. Using the 1988 National Educational Longitudinal Survey, the author finds that African American students' understanding of their counselors' expectations for their future education positively influences college… Expand

Tables from this paper

African American Parents and Their High-Achieving Students: Issues of Race, Class, and Community in the College Choice Process
Although a significant body of research clearly identifies parents as one of the strongest influences in the student college choice process, researchers have limited information about theExpand
African American High School Students' Perceptions of Their College Counseling Experience.
This study looked at high school African American students’ perceptions of their college counseling experiences. Much research has been done to highlight the views and/or perceptions of variousExpand
Analyzing the Female Advantage in College Access Among African Americans
African American females make up two-thirds of African American postsecondary enrollments and 60% of all African Americans with at least a bachelor's degree. How do brothers and sisters with sharedExpand
In Search of a "Good College": Decisions and Determinations Behind Asian American Students' College Choice
Through in-depth interviews, 14 Asian American college students at an elite, private Northeastern US university were asked to describe their experiences and relationships with family, friends,Expand
Community College Choice and the Role of Undermatching in the Lives of African Americans
ABSTRACT African American students enroll in 2-year colleges at disproportionately high rates. Little exploration has been conducted on students within this population who could have attended 4-yearExpand
Preparing African American Males for College: A Group Counseling Approach
ABSTRACT In this article, the authors discuss how to prepare African American males for college through group counseling. The authors created, Achieving Excellence: A College Readiness Curriculum forExpand
Motivational factors that influence African American students' decisions to pursue higher education: an exploratory study
In the last fifty years, the number of African Americans pursuing a four year college education has significantly increased (U.S. Department of Education, 2012a). When higher education participationExpand
African American High-Achieving Girls: STEM Careers as Options
This paper examines the effectiveness of the Nash, Borman, and Colson (1980) 3-phase career education model for gifted and talented 12th grade student on African American girls' decisions to studyExpand
Creating College Opportunity: School Counselors and Their Influence on Postsecondary Enrollment
School counselors are the primary facilitators of college transition for many students, yet little is known about their influence on college-going behavior. Analyzing data from the EducationalExpand
Black Students Perceptions of their Access to Precollege Counseling Practices
Despite an increase in college enrollment for all racial groups over the past three decades, the rate at which Black students attend college continues to significantly trail that of White students. AExpand


African Americans and College Choice: The Influence of Family and School
Acknowledging the disparity between the number of African American high school students who aspire toward higher education and the number who actually attend, this book uncovers factors thatExpand
The Race Factor in African Americans’ College Choice
In this Spencer postdoctoral funded, qualitative inquiry across a range of cities, schools, and family circumstances, African American high school students were given the opportunity to voice theirExpand
The College-Choice Process for Asian Pacific Americans: Ethnicity and SocioEconomic Class in Context
This study examines differential college-choice behavior and outcomes among Asian Pacific American (APA) student subpopulations with the goal of examining the extent to which the Asian AmericanExpand
College Predisposition at High-Minority Enrollment, Low-Income Schools
This study incorporated variables suggested by qualitative studies of low-income and minority group students' precollege and college experiences to ascertain how community involvement and mentoringExpand
Increasing African Americans' Participation in Higher Education: African American High-School Students' Perspectives
Researchers and policymakers rarely include the individuals who are the focus of their studies in the development of solutions to their own problems. Although individuals or groups are often askedExpand
Access, Equity, and the Privatization of College Counseling
This paper uses descriptive and multivariate regression analyses to profile the professionals who are private college counselors, profile the students who use these counselors, and assess the impactExpand
High Minority Enrollment, High School Lunch-Rates: Predisposition to College
Changes in K-12 school demographics foreshadow continued change for postsecondary institutions that recruit students from increasingly diverse backgrounds. This research tested the adequacy of aExpand
Going to College: How Social, Economic, and Educational Factors Influence the Decisions Students Make
Going to College tells the powerful story of how high school students make choices about postsecondary education. Drawing on their unprecedented nine-year study of high school students, the authorsExpand
The Effect of Financial Aid on Students' College Choice: Differences by Racial Groups
This study analyzed the impact of specific types of financial aid on students' college choice, with particular focus on racial differences. For overall student populations, the receipt of grants or aExpand
Educational Aspirations of Minority Youth
Using the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), we analyze how educational aspirations are formed and maintained from eighth to twelfth grades among a single cohort of youth.Expand