Research in Higher Education

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 3–9 | Cite as

Effects of higher education on achievement for blacks and whites

  • Lee M. Wolfle


This study assesses the impact of college on knowledge of vocabulary and mathematics. Unlike many previous studies, this one is able to control for precollege abilities in these academic areas, which presumably tend to select people into or out of college. The results indicate that college attendance has a strong impact on improved performance on these tests, and that these effects are similar for whites and blacks.


High Education Strong Impact Education Research College Attendance Academic Area 
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© Agathon Press, Inc 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee M. Wolfle
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityUSA

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