Morgan, J. (1995). Black males at ‘quality’ schools become top wage earners, says study. Black Issues in Higher Education, 12(18), 30.
The study found that both Black and white males who attended a more racially balanced school (i.e., one where the Black population reflected that of the larger society) tended to earn more, while white men attending colleges with less than a 5-percent Black enrollment tended to earn less. The study did not look at the effect of historically Black colleges and universities, but this will be examined in a later paper, Daniel said. Some 71 out of the 185 Black men in the study attended HBCUs. The study also found that the higher the female enrollment, the lower the college ranked on the quality index, Daniel said. It was found that wages corresponded to the percentage of the female enrollment at the college — the study revealed a 7-percent to 8-percent lower wage for men attending an institution with a relatively high female enrollment. While it is true that some majors earn more than others, all majors benefit from attending a quality college, Daniel said. For 81 different college majors and 24 major aggregates in the data set it was found that students who attended a quality college received a benefit no matter what the college major, Daniel said.
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