ERIC Number: ED165622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
College Participation Rates in New York State: Historical Statistics and Influential Factors.
Some basic historical college participation statistics from New York State and a set of factors that may influence full-time undergraduate attendance in the future are described. Some specific measures of college participation, including the College Going Rate and the College Entrance Index (CEI), are introduced. The most significant findings are that 1975 was the peak year for CEI, that CEI has declined slightly since then, and that the relative participation of men and women has changed substantially in recent years. Information is provided on regional and county college entrance indices. Environmental, student, and institutional factors influence college participation rates. Environmental factors include increasing costs, declining rates of return on investments in college education, increasing participation of women and minority groups, tuition assistance program incentives, economic hardships, increasing job requirement, and termination of G.I. Bill. Student factors include population shifts, sibling squeeze, changing student composition, more stringent high school graduation requirements, family background in education, and military pressures. Institutional factors include tuition changes at the City University of New York, improved accessibility, selectivity levels, institutional recruitment and adjustment, enrollment ceilings, and net price levels. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Postsecondary Research, Information Systems, and Institutional Aid.
Identifiers: New York
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