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ERIC Number: ED116564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Pages: 23
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Profile of U.S.C. Entering Freshmen, Fall 1974. Research Notes No. 26-75.
Fidler, Paul P.; And Others
During the 1974 fall orientation, a questionnaire was administered to approximately 65 percent of the entering freshmen class at the University of South Carolina (USC). A total of 364 other institutions of higher education, including 44 universities, also participated in this continuing national study of higher education. This document presents a comparative analysis of various demographic data, opinions, and projections of the entering freshmen at USC. USC entering freshmen were compared as a whole to the national norms; they were also compared by the colleges in which they were enrolled. Sex differences were reported where they appeared to be important. Eleven areas of interest were selected for this analysis from the original 52 areas contained in the questionnaire. The eleven areas selected to provide a composite profile of the entering freshmen were: (1) age; (2) racial background; (3) average grade in high school; (4) highest degree planned anywhere; (5) reasons noted as important for selecting the college; (6) estimated parental income; (7) probable major field of study; (8) current religious preference; (9) political orientation; (10) "students estimate chances are very good that they will"; (11) residence planning during fall term. Results showed that the U.S.C. entering freshmen as compared with others, generally achieved lower in high school; academic reputation of U.S.C. was of less importance in selecting school; were more likely to be Black less confident academically; more likely to be Protestant; and more likely to live at home than in a college dormitory. (Author/KE)
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