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Research in Higher Education

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 195–206 | Cite as

The disadvantaged student at a liberal arts college

  • Charles B. Johansson
  • Jack E. Rossmann
Article

Abstract

In the fall of 1969, a program to expand educational opportunities (EEO) for economically disadvantaged students was initiated at Macalester College. During the first three years of the program, the percentage of non-white students at the College rose from 3% to approximately 15%.

Average grades for the EEO students were approximately one standard deviation below those of a random non-EEO sample, similar to the differences in high school grades between the two groups. However, the EEO students persisted at Macalester College at a slightly higher rate than non-EEO students. The EEO students also were more likely than non-EEO students to major in the behavioral/social sciences and less likely to major in the fine arts, humanities, and physical sciences.

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Standard Deviation High School Education Research Physical Science Educational Opportunity 
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© APS Publications, Inc. 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles B. Johansson
    • 1
  • Jack E. Rossmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Office of Educational ResearchMacalester CollegeSt. Paul

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