ERIC Number: ED071589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Freshman Class Status Report: 1970-1971. Part II, Biographical Data.
This report provides biographical data about the 1970 freshman class at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Also included is a comparison of the 1970 freshmen with the 1964, 1967, and 1968 freshman classes. Some of the major findings of the study are: (1) In 1970 for the first time, 3% of the freshmen were married, and a similar percentage reported that they were over 22 years of age. (2) With regard to guardianship, 88% of the 1970 freshmen reported their father as male guardian, compared with 98% in 1964 and 94% in 1968. (3) The largest percentage of fathers and mothers were reported in 1970 as being high school graduates. (4) A reversal of trends in 1970 showed an increased percentage of families earning less than $5,000 (9%) and a decreased percentage of families earning between $10,000 and $15,000. (5) For the first time, in 1970, the largest number (56%) of freshmen reported high school averages between 90 and 94, compared with 25% in 1964 and 38% in 1968. (6) There has been considerable increase in the number (25% in 1970) of students who were undecided about their vocational goal. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Univ. Research Office.