ERIC Number: ED114005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The University Experience. Follow-up...1966 Freshmen in 1971. A Biography of a Class Study.
Hoelcle, Larene Nichols
Those who design educational policy, as well as those who plan to go to college, need to know what societal benefits derive from higher education, for whom the college experience is effective, and what aspects of the experience are valuable to what students. To investigate such concerns, a study was initiated in 1964: (1) to describe to faculty, administration, and other students the characteristics of SUNY/B students and their experience during and after college, and (2) to contribute to existing knowledge of personal, social, intellectual, and vocational development during the college years and early adult life. This document is a 1971 follow-up sample of 1966 freshmen. Generally, the respondents seemed optimistic about themselves and their futures, reporting satisfaction with jobs, education, and marital status, and having experienced a year that brought mostly positive changes in their lives. Some differences were noted in the experiences of men and women and residents and commuters. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Commuting Students, Degrees (Academic), Educational Benefits, Educational Experience, Employment, Females, Followup Studies, Higher Education, In State Students, Institutional Research, Interests, Males, Marital Status, Occupational Aspiration, Social Experience, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Student Testing and Research Office.