ERIC Number: ED112801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
College Plans of High School Seniors: October 1974. Current Population Reports. Population Characteristics. Series P-20, No. 284.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Statistical tables are presented on college and vocational school plans of high school seniors by their sex, race, region of residence, metropolitan residence, education and occupation of family head, and family income. The survey taken early in the senior school year indicates intentions for further study. The current sample is spread over 461 areas comprising 923 counties and independent cities with coverage in each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Many students appear unsure of their future plans: about 27 percent of the high school seniors said they may enter college and 44 percent said they definitely planned to go to college. Although the proportion of male high school seniors planning for college declined somewhat, there was no corresponding increase among them in plans for vocational-technical school enrollment. Female high school sneiors were more certain of their college plans than were the men. There was some evidence that black high school seniors were less likely to make definite plans for entering college. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Blacks, Career Choice, College Choice, Colleges, Demography, Educational Planning, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Females, Males, Postsecondary Education, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Analysis, Vocational Schools
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 and U.S. Department of Commerce, District Offices ($0.45)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.