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ERIC Number: ED055560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 96
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College Applicants, Entrants, Dropouts.
Iffert, Robert E.; Clarke, Betty S.
This is a report of students who entered as freshmen in the fall of 1956 and the fall of 1957, and of students enrolled at all undergraduate levels during the 1956-57 academic year at 20 institutions of higher education in the U.S. The report discusses: (1) applications, admissions, and registration; (2) admitted applicants who failed to register (no-shows); (3) undergraduate students who discontinued attendance (dropouts); (4) comparative qualifications and characteristics of no-shows, dropouts, and active students; (5) sources of funds for defraying college expenses: family income, student employment, and scholarship assistance; and (6) reactions of active students and dropouts to college experiences. The major findings include: (1) students file a mean of 3.2 applications for admission to college; (2) approximately 85 percent of the admitted applicants enroll in some institution of higher education the same year they apply; (3) about two-thirds of the students admitted to college but not enrolled attribute nonenrollment to financial reasons; and (4) more than 45 percent of the dropouts attribute their withdrawal to academic difficulties. (AF)
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