Nearly 90 percent of African-American youths who participated in a recent survey said they plan to attend college, higher than the 79 percent reported for young whites and the 77 percent response for Hispanics.
The online poll—conducted by Rochester, N.Y.-based Harris Interactive for the Diversity Pipeline Alliance and Junior Achievement Worldwide—surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,264 youths in the United States ages 8 to 18. It also found that 63 percent of African-American youths reported that “having enough money” was the biggest obstacle to attending college, compared with 55 percent of whites and 59 percent of Hispanics.
Vol. 24, Issue 41, Page 16Published in Print: June 22, 2005, as College Plans