ERIC Number: ED061894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Freshman Class Vacancies in Fall 1971 and Recent Trends in Enrollments of Minority Freshmen. Report of Higher Education Panel Survey # 3.
Astin, Alexander W.; And Others
The survey summarized in this report dealt primarily with 2 questions about the fall 1971 entering freshman classes at colleges and universities in the U.S.: (1) How many additional freshmen could institutions have accommodated in the fall of 1971? and (2) How many black and other minority freshmen enrolled in the fall of 1971, and how do these enrollments compare with those of the previous year? The survey produced the following major findings: (1) Entering freshman classes at private colleges and universities reached only about 82% capacity in the fall of 1971; (2) although first-time, full-time freshmen enrollments increased by an estimated 12% between 1970 and 1971, nearly 85% of this total increase was accounted for by public 2-year colleges; and (3) although the absolute number of black and other minority freshmen grew between 1970 and 1971, the proportions of blacks and other minorities among all first-time freshmen declined slightly during that interval. The implications of these findings are discussed in the report. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.