ERIC Number: ED180296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Open Admissions at the City University of New York 1970: Its Implications for Higher Education.
Williams, Ben R.
Implications for higher education as a result of open admissions at City University of New York (CUNY) in 1970 are examined in this paper. After a brief general history of open admissions in higher education, a history of CUNY is presented. Preparations for open admission at CUNY are discussed and the six guidelines for the open admission, including the requirement that for admission to some university programs students have graduated from New York City high schools with an average of 80 percent or better, are listed. Tables detail facts concerning the entering class of 1970. The general results of open admissions are explored, and seven implications for higher education, including the need for skill development courses, are identified. Among personal observations cited were that many of the students who entered CUNY under the open admissions policy were no different academically from the regular students of previous years and that contrary to popular conception, the typical open admissions student was a white student from a working-class Catholic family. Appended are a list of tables and an 11-item bibliography. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: City University of New York