ERIC Number: ED192639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Reasons for Selecting the University of North Dakota by New Freshmen and College Transfer Students, 1979-80.
Nelson, Bob; Poremba, Greg
Students' reasons for applying for admission to the University of North Dakota for the academic year 1979-80 were studied. Information was obtained from a question appearing on the admission application form completed by all new freshmen and college transfer students. Results revealed that students cited reasons related to academic program 40.2 percent of the time, followed by location (25.5 percent), and school's reputation (13 percent). Further analysis revealed that age appeared to account for most of the differences. Students 25 years or older were more likely to give location as a reason than were students 19 and younger, or students aged 20-24. These groups generally stated a reason related to an academic program. Variations in stated reasons were evident between new freshmen and transfer students, military veterans and non-veterans, and between students maintaining continous enrollment and those who had last attended school more than six months ago. However, since each of these variables consisted of categories that reflected age differences between groups, the findings were probably more symptomatic of the age differential than of true differences between groups. Differences between findings of this study and those of the American Council on Education are noted. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.
Identifiers: University of North Dakota
Note: Prepared by the Division of Student Affairs.