ERIC Number: ED039835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Selected Academic Characteristics of Catholic Colleges.
The purpose of this study was to collect empirical data on the academic quality of Catholic colleges. Specifically, the study identified and analyzed selected academic characteristics of 22 Catholic and 22 secular colleges that had certain features in common. The academic features studied were: (1) percentage of freshman class applications accepted; (2) percentage of incoming freshmen graduating in the top fifth of their high school class; (3) average SAT score of entering freshmen; (4) percentage of college graduates going on immediately to full-time graduate study; (5) percentage of faculty holding doctorates; (6) average faculty salaries; and (7) average number of library books per undergraduate student. Results indicated that (1) Catholic colleges accepted students of slightly lower high school rank, but of similar SAT verbal score averages; (2) Catholic colleges seem to have a greater number of library volumes per student when compared with selected secular colleges; and (3) Catholic colleges seemed to pay lower faculty salaries. In general, it was found that the larger Catholic colleges have become more like secular colleges in certain academic characteristics. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Villanova Univ., PA.