ERIC Number: ED038935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The First Year of College: A Follow-Up Normative Report.
Bayer, Alan E.; And Others
The American Council on Education in 1966 began a large scale annual survey of entering college freshmen. This report presents the results of the follow-up studies through normative reports and through individual institutional reports furnished to students and administrative representatives at participating colleges and universities. The original sample used data from 206,865 entering freshmen from 251 institutions--29 junior colleges, 158 four-year colleges, and 64 universities. The follow-up sample in 1967 consisted of 60,017 students, of whom 58% returned the questionnaire. This report analyzes and presents the data contained in the questionnaires. The questions included information on (1) first-year performance and outcomes, including grade point average and educational status; (2) plans and aspirations both in the area of education and occupation; (3) freshman year experiences, such as financial support, residence, activities, and self rating on 21 traits; and (4) evaluation of the first year of college, including courses, the college environment, institutional discipline, and the college itself. The norms for the first year of college: 1966-1967, the 1967 follow-up norm and a sample follow-up report to cooperating institutions are included. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Environment, College Freshmen, Evaluation, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Students, Surveys
Publications Division, American Council on Education, 1 Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Research.