ERIC Number: ED111261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of USMA Graduates from the Class of 1950 with Graduates from Other Colleges on Selected Variables (A Product Appraisal Report).
Butler, Richard P.
The responses of USMA graduates from the Class of 1950 are compared with those of graduates from civilian colleges on a number of topics of current interest. Most of the topics dealt with many of the goals of education which are obtainable and observable only in adult life. The questionnaire that was used consisted of seven major sections: background information, activities, changing society, viewpoints, educational benefits, memory of college experiences, and personal traits. The respondents to the mailed questionnaire were divided into five groups: USMA graduates still on active duty; USMA graduates not on active duty; the total number of USMA graduates responding; graduates from eight civilian engineering and science schools; and graduates from 74 civilian colleges and universities. In general, it appears that the USMA graduate compares favorably, if not more favorably, with graduates from civilian colleges and universities on most of the topics analyzed. It is noted that the typical USMA graduate feels that he has benefited more by going to college than does the graduate from a civilian institution of higher education. It is cautioned that any interpretations of these results must be made in conjunction with the goals, philosophies, values, and beliefs of USMA and the other colleges, since they may vary from institution to institution. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Military Academy, West Point, NY. Office of Institutional Research.