ERIC Number: ED165629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Profile of U.S.C. Entering Freshmen, Fall, 1977. Research Notes No. 35-78.
Fidler, Paul P.; Schnackenberg, Lucretia
During the 1977 fall orientation a questionnaire prepared by the American Council on Education (ACE) was administered to about 75 percent of the entering freshman class at the University of South Carolina. The study was part of ACE's ongoing national study, part of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program. An analysis of the results is made, and the demographic data, opinions, and projections of the freshman class are compared by college and with national norms. Eleven areas of interest were selected from the original questionnaire for inclusion in this analysis: student age by December 31, 1977; racial background; average grade in high school; highest degree planned; most important reasons for selecting the college; estimated parental income; probable major field of study; current religious preference; political orientation; residence planned during fall term; and statements that "students estimate chances are very good that they will..." Data are presented in tabular form with some notes. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Age, Cohort Analysis, College Choice, College Freshmen, College Housing, College Students, Commuting Students, Comparative Analysis, Family Income, Futures (of Society), Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), National Norms, National Surveys, Political Attitudes, Questionnaires, Racial Distribution, Religion, Research Projects, School Surveys, State Universities, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: Cooperative Institutional Research Program (ACE); University of South Carolina
Note: Best copy available; Research prepared by the University Center for Undeclared Majors