ERIC Number: ED394474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-19
Reference Count: N/A
Where Have All the Graduates Gone? Survey of the Oregon High School Graduating Class of 1995.
Oregon State System of Higher Education, Eugene.
A telephone survey was undertaken in February 1996 of the 400 randomly selected members of the Oregon high school graduating class of 1995 and 400 ethnic minority graduates, in an update of a similar study done of the class of 1993. The study aimed to identify the percentage of the graduating class who attended a postsecondary institution in fall 1995, their specific college choices, the reasons for those choices, reasons for those who chose not to go to college, and students' high school grade point averages. Over 60 percent of the respondents to the survey were enrolled in some form of postsecondary education in fall 1995. With the additional delayed enrollment likely over the next year, the college attendance rate of the class of 1995 in the 18 months following graduation could be more than 80 percent. The largest proportion of those going to college chose an Oregon community college. The major reasons for choosing or not choosing a college were related to costs and institutional academic reputation. Appendices provide additional data on the representativeness of survey respondents and sample comments from respondents. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Bound Students, College Choice, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Enrollment, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Interviews, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Reputation, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Costs, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Eugene.
Identifiers: College Costs; Oregon