ERIC Number: ED240931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Admission Standards: National Trends in Public Higher Education.
Rickes, Persis C.
Results of a survey of college admission standards in the United States are presented. In addition to providing information on current and proposed admission standards by state, the status of current and proposed admission standards of state governing/coordinating agencies is covered. Such agencies are classified into four categories: those that (1) establish minimum required standards, (2) currently recommend minimum standards, (3) have an open admissions policy, and (4) may recommend minimum standards. Institutional activities regarding admission standards are also covered. The information is presented in chart form as well as narrative summaries. It was found that admission standards are being reviewed and modified in half of the states. In most cases, the impetus for change apparently was emanating from the state agency level. The majority of changes in admission standards involved increasing the number of required academic courses, most often in the areas of math, science, and social science. Higher admission standards have been adopted by institutions in seven states, independent of any activity at the state level. An annotated bibliography of seven publications is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Higher Education, National Surveys, Open Enrollment, Public Education, Required Courses, Standards, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Universities, Trend Analysis
Connecticut State Department of Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.