ERIC Number: ED213332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of the Fall 1979 Freshmen at CUNY.
A profile of the fall 1979 first-time freshmen at the City University of New York (CUNY) is presented and comparisons are made with the fall 1975 and 1976 classes. In fall 1976, tuition was imposed for the first time and new admissions criteria were set. In comparison to fall 1976 enrollments, the number of first-time freshmen enrollment at CUNY in fall 1979 increased 12 percent overall, 20 percent at the senior colleges and seven percent at the community colleges. At the senior colleges, freshman enrollment is still 37 percent below the fall 1975 pretuition and preadmission criteria level, but at the community colleges, freshman enrollment is at the 1975 level. Information is provided for the specific colleges. At the senior colleges, 79 percent of the regular freshmen meet the admission criteria, while the community colleges have no high school grade point average cutoff level required for admission. Information is provided on freshman enrollment in two programs--SEEK and College Discovery (CD)--which are designed to help economically, educationally, and socially disadvantaged students. At CUNY, 99 percent of the SEEK/CD freshmen, 91 percent of the regular senior college freshmen, and 82 percent of the regular community college freshmen are full-time students. The average full-time freshman is enrolled for 14-15 credits and/or equated credits. The average part-time freshman is enrolled for seven credits and/or equated credits, including one compensatory/remedial hour at senior colleges and three compensatory/remedial hours at community colleges. The number of freshman applicants to CUNY senior has declined by 15 percent since 1976, while the number applying to CUNY community colleges has increased by 12 percent. (SW)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Applicants, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Open Enrollment, Part Time Students, State Universities, Trend Analysis, Tuition, Upper Division Colleges
Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, the City University of New York, NY 10021.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Identifiers: City University of New York