Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)


Educational Leadership

Date of Award

May 1999


This study of African-American seniors at East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville was conducted to solicit student responses about the perceptions of their schools, university services, and experiences at those institutions. The study employed quantitative data and descriptive analysis was performed. Data collected in this study described the demographic characteristics of the students and their perceptions, attitudes, experiences and level of involvement in the campus environment for African-American seniors. Data in this study indicated perceptions that Tennessee must be committed to increasing financial support to the universities. Universities must be committed to increase faculty and student involvement, create a culturally diverse environment and expand existing recruitment and retention programs.

Document Type

Dissertation - unrestricted