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ERIC Number: ED104180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 1974.
Austin, Alexander W.; And Others
This is the ninth annual report of national normative data on characteristics of students entering college as first-time, full-time freshmen. This series, which was initiated in 1966, is part of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), an ongoing longitudinal study of the American higher education system. The principal purpose of the CIRP is to determine the effects of college on students. During the past eight years, normative, substantive, and methodological research has produced information pertinent to a wide range of issues in higher education. The freshman survey data reported here have been weighted to provide a normative picture of the college freshman population for persons engaged in guidance, counseling, administration, educational research, policy analysis, and manpower planning, as well as for the general community of students and parents. The survey instrument, the Student Information Form (SIF), is revised annually to reflect the changing concerns of the academic community and others who use the information. From 1966 to 1970, approximately 15 percent of the nation's institutions of higher education were selected by sampling procedures and invited to participate in the program. The normative data are reported separately for women and for men, and for 38 different groupings of institutions. Tables are included with the text. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Black Students, College Freshmen, Females, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Males, National Norms, Occupations, Private Schools, Public Schools, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, White Students
Cooperative Institutional Research Program, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: School City of Mishawaka, IN.