On the road to graduation: the first-year experience of students at a historically black college

dc.contributorMajor, Claire Howell
dc.contributorBreaux, Arleene P.
dc.contributorBray, Nathaniel J.
dc.contributor.advisorHolley, Karri A.
dc.contributor.advisorHarris, Michael S.
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Griena Hermaine
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T16:57:40Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T16:57:40Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractSince the early nineteenth century, Historically Black Colleges and Universities have existed through many challenges to provide access to a higher education for any student regardless of color or academic preparedness. Today, these institutions are relevant to efforts of continuing a legacy of producing scholars, ministers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen, politicians, educators, and other professionals from all socioeconomic backgrounds. The purpose of this study is to explore how students define their first year experience at a Historically Black College. The site of this study is Miles College, a private Historically Black College in the State of Alabama. This study is conceptually framed by the student involvement and student interactionalist theories and conducted through document analysis, observations and individual interviews. Themes emerged that provided insight into the first year experiences of the students. The data from this study indicates that the unique experiences academically and socially define the individual student's definition of the freshman year and strongly influences persistence to the sophomore year.en_US
dc.format.extent154 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0001492
dc.identifier.otherKnight_alatus_0004D_11763
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1954
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectHigher education
dc.titleOn the road to graduation: the first-year experience of students at a historically black collegeen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.nameEd.D.
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