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ERIC Number: ED028748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 8
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Comparison of Characteristics of Selected College and University Honors Programs Throughout the United States.
Neidich, Alan
A series of evaluative studies were conducted of the honors program of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of South Carolina (USC) by the university's Counseling Bureau. In order to compare USC's honors program, which began in 1965, with those of other institutions, a questionnaire was mailed to 315 public and private colleges and universities in the US that had liberal arts programs and a student enrollment of 2,000 or more. This paper contains tables providing the data collected from 292, or 92.7% of the institutions, 184 of which have honors programs. The data cover the types of honors programs, the criteria for admission to them, and the academic level of students when admitted. The tables also present information on the minimum GPR required to remain in the 184 programs, the attrition rate of 47 programs in 46 states, grading systems used, and the decades in which 166 programs were established. The Appendix lists the states and territories included in the 5 regions surveyed, institutions which plan to start honors programs in the near future and others that have discontinued honors programs. A copy of the questionnaire is also appended. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia.