ERIC Number: ED067567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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A Comparison of Freshmen Who Attend College in Their Home Community and Freshmen Who Migrate to College.
Fenske, Robert H.; Scott, Craig S.
This study of student migration patterns is based on the assumption that an important determinant of change in student migration patterns in recent years has been the increase in the number of two-year colleges. The present study utilizes data which makes possible an analysis of the relationship between student characteristics and their migration to their college of first enrollment. The study contains information about a wide range of personal background variables plus certified data about where students enrolled as freshmen. Comparable data from two independent samples covering a four year span provides an opportunity for viewing the change or stability of the characteristics of migrating students. It was found that students who migrated to college in both 1966 and 1969 were likely to have the following characteristics: better than average ACT Composite Scores; educational expectations at or beyond a bachelor's degree; a rural or suburban home community; a moderate to high family income; no plans to work part-time; little importance placed on low cost as influencing their choice of college and; more than the average number of extracurricular achievements. Students who attended locally were found to have converse ratings in these areas. (Author/WS)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.