The results of a national survey released on Wednesday reveals that “African-American students feel less emotionally prepared for college than white students do, and they’re also more likely to keep their worries to themselves,” reports the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The survey, a collaboration between the Jed Foundation and the Steve Fund, focused on emotional health of minority students, found that among 1500 second-semester freshmen respondents, fewer than half of the black students described their college experience as “good” or “excellent,” compared to almost two-thirds of white students.
Unfortunately, these findings do not surprise mental-health professionals in higher education. On the positive side, the Jed Foundation and the Steve Fund plan to use their collaborative research to produce guidelines for universities and colleges to improve their mental-health services to minority students.
Read full story at: The Chronicle of Higher Education