ERIC Number: ED235763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The American College Student, 1982. National Norms for 1978 and 1980 College Freshmen Two and Four Years After Entering College.
Green, Kenneth C.; And Others
Results of the 1982 Cooperative Research Program follow-up survey of 1978 and 1980 college freshmen are presented. The Student Information Form was initially administered to students as freshmen, and the Follow-Up Survey was completed by respondents either 2 or 4 years after college entrance. Normative data are reported separately for men and women, and for eight institutional groups based on type (two-year, four-year, and university) and control (public, independent, Catholic, and Protestant). A brief narrative summary precedes the detailed statistical tables. Weighted national norms are presented on the following: highest degree working toward/held/planned; average undergraduate grade; intention to continue enrollment at current institution; changes in attendance (transfer, withdrawal, leave of absence); reasons for leaving the freshmen college; college experiences viewed as satisfactory; activities since entering school; abilities and skills acquired; plans for fall 1982; undergraduate major field; and reasons for choosing current major. Summary tables on 12-year trends in undergraduate retention and institutional retention rates are included, as is the questionnaire. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Church Related Colleges, College Attendance, College Freshmen, College Students, Degrees (Academic), Females, Followup Studies, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Majors (Students), Males, National Norms, Private Colleges, Questionnaires, State Colleges, Student Experience, Two Year Colleges
Cooperative Institutional Research Program, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles 90024 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.