ERIC Number: ED225523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
College Plans of Maryland National Merit and National Achievement Semifinalists, 1982. Postsecondary Education Research Reports.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
The college plans of 184 Maryland high school seniors who qualified as National Merit or National Achievement semifinalists were surveyed. Findings include the following: 58 percent of the semifinalists selected a private college and 18 percent chose a public college outside Maryland; 16 percent planned to attend Maryland public institutions, and 7 percent selected a private Maryland college; students who planned to remain in-state (particularly those going to state institutions) had a greater proportion of their expenses met by financial assistance than did students going to out-of-state schools; college choice was affected by the overall reputation of the school and the intended program of study; a greater percentage of black than white semifinalists planned to enroll at a Maryland public institution; and most of the students who decided to remain in Maryland selected either the University of Maryland-College Park (UMCP) or The Johns Hopkins University. Student recommendations included: reducing the size of the UMCP campus, adopting more honors programs, raising admission standards at state institutions, and offering more scholarships and financial aid. The Survey of Academically Talented High School Seniors questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, College Bound Students, College Choice, Enrollment Influences, High Achievement, High School Seniors, Higher Education, In State Students, National Competency Tests, Out of State Students, Private Colleges, State Colleges, Student Financial Aid
State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Identifiers: Maryland; National Achievement Scholarship Program; National Merit Scholars