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ERIC Number: ED085012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 106
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Analysis of Student Questionnaire 1971.
Permeter, J. Thomas
This report presents a comprehensive description of seniors graduating from a broad cross-section of colleges, both public and private, with predominantly black student enrollment. Results of a questionnaire administered to seniors enrolled during their freshman and sopomore years in an innovative curriculum program (Thirteen-College Curriculum Program) and seniors who experienced the traditional curriculum during all four years of college indicated: (1) the seniors tended to be first-generation college graduates, the majority of whose parents had not completed high school. (2) Limited financial backing was a constant factor in the probability of students reaching graduation. (3) Seniors who had their initial college experience in the TCCP had higher grade-point averages than did seniors who did not have such initial experiences. (4) Across all students, the greatest degree of nonacademic participation was in two areas--student government and community service. (5) While 80% of the seniors indicated they would pursue at least one degree beyond the bachelor's, only 20% were actively making application to graduate school. (6) While majors such as education and religion have had traditionally heavy enrollments at these colleges, among these seniors a larger number majored in business and science. (7) 50% of the seniors professed ambivalent feelings about the personal satisfaction gained from attending their particular college. Additional findings, study procedures, and statistical data are included. (MJM)
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