ERIC Number: ED097840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Factors Affecting Freshmen Enrollment at Arkansas State University. Fall 1973.
Womack, Farris W.; McCluskey, Jimmy D.
The purpose of this study was to determine the reasons why students did not enroll at Arkansas State University in the fall semester of 1973 when they had listed the university as their first choice among institutions to attend. An equally important purpose was to determine whether or not there were differences in the personal and intellectual characteristics of enrolled and nonenrolled groups and to develop a predictive model which would provide administrators with a definitive tool for identifying the potentially nonenrolling student. The following conclusions were drawn from the study: (1) The high school grade point average for nonenrolled students was significantly lower than the high school grade point average for enrolled students, (2) Family income was higher for enrolled students. (3) Advice of parents, size of college, and a desirable location were more important considerations for the enrolled group. (4) Information given by the high school counselor, an offer of a scholarship or other financial aid, and a good athletic program were significantly more important to those who did not enroll. The survey questionnaire is included in the appendix. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Univ., Jonesboro.