ERIC Number: ED080048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
College Vacancy Survey: June 1973.
Byerly, Carolyn M.; Shibao, Patti A.
The survey is designed to provide a service to the public as well as to the institutions. By compiling, publishing, and distributing the information received from the schools during the poll, WICHE enables students and would-be-students seeking admission to locate and apply to institutions still having vacancies. Similarly, institutions are able to receive applicants in order to fill otherwise empty spaces in their student bodies. In the current survey, 447 institutions were polled; of this number 256 responded (57.6%). Responding institutions reported 129,778 openings, in terms of actual numerical estimates. It is necessary to remember that this final total, as well as the totals given for individual states, will represent minimum openings only. The trend toward "open admissions" policies is increasing among western colleges and universities. In the current survey, 81 two- and four-year schools indicated that they employ such a policy with respect to enrollment. We were able to assign numerical estimates toward arriving at state vacancy totals only when they were given by the institutions. But most open admissions policies did not allow for numerical estimates, hence state totals are minimums. (Author)
Descriptors: Admission (School), College Students, Colleges, Educational Supply, Enrollment, Higher Education, Research, Research Projects, School Surveys, Space Utilization, Universities
WICHE, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, Colo. 80302 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.