Focus Group Report On Opportunities and Obstacles For Minority Students At the University of Utah

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Title Focus Group Report On Opportunities and Obstacles For Minority Students At the University of Utah
Subject Higher Education, Utah; Minorities
Description "From September 30 through October 28, seven focus groups were conducted for the University of Utah Public Relations Office. The objective of the discussion was to better understand the perceptions about the University of Utah by minority students. Specifically, we wanted to identify some of the obstacles and opportunities that exist in relationship to a college education, particularly at the University of Utah. We also wanted to determine the most effective methods of communication, once we understood better when and how educational decisions are made." Summary of important findings: o Higher education is expensive and cost is viewed as a barrier o-Students start thinking seriously about attending college in Junior high or high school, beginning in the seventh grade o On-campus introductory programs which give young people experiences in the university setting are excellent in attracting students o Minority students are not well informed about the application process, the availability of financial aid or scholarships, and do not feel encouraged or informed about higher education by high school or junior high school teachers or counselors
Publisher University of Utah
Date 2003-12-10
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Resource Identifier uhood,
Language eng
Rights Management (c) University of Utah
Program University Neighborhood Partners
Contributing Institution University of Utah
Publication Type report
ARK ark:/87278/s6sj1hhg
Setname uu_np
Date Created 2007-07-30
Date Modified 2008-02-11
ID 392353
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sj1hhg
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