ERIC Number: ED368138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: 0
College/University Choices Kansas National Merit Semifinalists: The Class of 1993. Policy Analysis Paper No. 2.
Westerman, W. Scott, Jr.
This study of 1993 Kansas National Merit Semifinalists (NMSFs) examines which colleges/universities students are attending during the fall of 1993 and provides related data concerning the chosen institutions. Information was gathered from 67 high schools concerning enrollments for 159 of the 169 NMSFs in the Kansas class of 1993. Data were compared to data from a previous study which determined students' university preferences. Results revealed that 32 percent of those who had expressed preferences actually enrolled in institutions which were not among their three earlier choices. A total of 37.5 percent of NMSFs enrolled in Kansas institutions, a slight reduction from the 38.1 percent who had listed Kansas colleges/universities among their preferences. The 159 NMSFs are enrolled in 68 different colleges and universities. Eleven institutions account for over half of the NMSFs. Forty-two percent of males chose Kansas institutions in contrast to 32 percent of females. Public colleges/universities were chosen by a majority of the NMSFs. Females chose private and religious institutions more frequently than did males. Of the 103 NMSFs who had earlier listed college/university preferences, 37.9 percent actually enrolled in their first choice schools, 18.4 percent in their second choices, and 11.7 percent in their third choices. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, College Admission, College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Students, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Merit Scholarships, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Sex Differences
Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, Campus Box 4036, 1200 Commercial, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 66801 ($3).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.
Identifiers: Kansas; National Merit Scholarship Program
Note: For Policy Analysis Paper No. 1, see EC 302 571.