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ERIC Number: ED024370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 5
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Smaller Junior College Admissions Criteria, Selections and Enrollments.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
Data on selection criteria for admission to small (under 1000 students) junior colleges were examined. Questionnaires were sent to 375 small colleges, of whom 275 responded (139 public, 48 private, and 86 church-related). Nine criteria were used for admissions selection: (1) high school record, (2) other standard test scores, (3) principal's or counselor's recommendation, (4) rank in class, (5) scholastic aptitude test scores, (6) personal interviews, (7) other recommendations, (8) extra-curricular record, and (9) National Merit Scholarship Qualification Test. The first was used by nearly all of the colleges; the last, by only a few. Of the three kinds of college, generally speaking, the public ones presented the least number of admissions barriers, the private colleges had the most, and the church related schools were in between. This indicated that the public colleges accepted most applicants (94%, in accordance with the usual open-door policy); the private schools, the fewest (71%); and the church-supported schools, 83%. The students actually enrolling in each case, of course, were fewer than the number accepted for admission. The attrition rate for accepted applicants was lowest for the public institutions, next for the church-related ones, and highest for the private schools. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.