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ERIC Number: ED114016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Transition from High School to College: A Study of Freshman Enrollments in Florida.
Carroll, Stephen J.; Relles, Daniel A.
Florida's decisionmakers need usable methods of obtaining information on the likely future demands their higher educational systems will have to meet. An analysis is made to provide the information and focuses on the problems of predicting freshman enrollment in the state's public colleges and universities, with particular attention given to the transition from high school to college. There is also an analysis of data sources available in Florida to identify the kinds and quality of data that can be obtained from each source as well as the gaps in the available data and information required to establish enrollment rates and patterns not contained in any available source. A model for combining the data available is developed. Finally, ways in which policymakers can use these methods to assess the enrollment implications of alternative policies and to rapidly identify emerging problems in their higher education system is identified. Results are used to project 1972 freshmen enrollment by institution. Essentially, what is being predicted is how the development of a new institution would impact on the distribution of freshmen enrollment in Florida. The steps Florida would have to take to use these methods to anticipate the enrollment implication of changes in other policy variables are also discussed. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Florida