ERIC Number: ED249876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Accessibility to Ontario Universities.
Davis, Christine K.
Accessibility to a college education in Ontario, Canada, was assessed by studying the pattern of acceptances and rejections of various choices made by unregistered college applicants. Study concerns included: total offers to programs of choice from any college and from an Ontario college only; offers by institution type and program type for first three choices made; and main reasons why respondents did not attend college. Findings include the following: about 25 percent of the respondents did not receive any offers to a program of their choice from an Ontario university; about 15 percent did not receive any offers from an Ontario university; respondents choosing Ontario university programs in the applied sciences and the arts had the highest acceptance rates; respondents choosing programs in the applied health field had the lowest acceptance rate; just over 25 percent of the respondents did not attend any postsecondary institution in 1983; respondents who did not receive any offers to a program of their choice from an Ontario university were overrepresented in their choice of highly competitive programs such as engineering and nursing; and almost half of the respondents applied to Ontario universities only. Appended are study questionnaires, information on the research design, and a response coding manual. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, College Admission, College Applicants, College Attendance, College Choice, College Programs, Enrollment Influences, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Selective Admission
Council of Ontario Universities, 130 St. George Street, Suite 8039, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T4, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Universities' Application Centre.; Commission on the Future Development of the Universities of Ontario.
Identifiers: Canada; Ontario