ERIC Number: ED331388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Plans of Nevada High School Seniors, 1990. A Report on the 1990 Statewide Survey of Nevada High School Seniors.
Nevada Univ. System, Reno.
This report represents the results of the third biennial high school survey sent to approximately 10,400 Nevada high school seniors during the spring of 1990. Sixty-six percent of the surveys were returned, compiled, and analyzed. Among the findings of the survey are the following: (1) more seniors plan to attend school during the year following high school graduation than in 1986, while fewer plan to get a job; (2) more seniors of all income levels, grade point average, and race/ethnicity intend to pursue a college degree; (3) the most important factor in a student's selection of an institution is the availability of a particular program, followed by academic reputation of the institution; (4) 67% of students planning to continue their education prefer to attend a public institution; (5) 60% of responding seniors prefer to attend a 4-year institution, while 40% prefer a 2-year institution; and (6) seniors reported more favorable impressions of the University of Nevada System than in 1986. Appendices contain an explanation of the survey methodology, a survey response table, and a copy of the questionnaire. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Bound Students, College Choice, High School Seniors, High Schools, Higher Education, Occupational Aspiration, Public Colleges, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Two Year Colleges
University of Nevada System, Office of the Chancellor, 2601 Enterprise Road, Reno, NV 89512.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ. System, Reno.
Identifiers: Nevada; University of Nevada System