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ERIC Number: ED052710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-26
Pages: 66
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Access to Higher Education.
Young, Kenneth E.
This paper identifies some manifestations of "access" and also examines certain barriers to college admittance that have been significant in the past and, in certain instances, continue to the present. Accordingly, the first section traces the history of enrollment growth and notes that: (1) access to given institutions of higher education has changed, whereby many colleges and universities have altered their program emphasis or changed their admission standards; (2) access to various types of institutions of higher education has evolved into certain recognizable patterns; and (3) certain groups have experienced more difficulty than others in gaining access to higher education and access throughout history has been related to certain student characteristics: age, sex, race, religion, place of residence, socioeconomic status, and educational preparation. Section 2 of the paper deals with each of these characteristics as they have affected access. Appendix A discusses the structure of higher education as it relates to access and outlines the major changes in structure that have taken place. Appendix B deals with changes in the student population in higher education in the last 2 1/2 centuries in terms of age, sex, race, religion, place of residence, socioeconomic status, and educational preparation. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
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Note: Background paper prepared for a national project of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities