ERIC Number: ED122687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Why They Did Not Enroll.
Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.
In September 1972 approximately 1,325 students were accepted for admission to Florida A and M University, but 32 percent failed to enroll. When the noshows were grouped according to certain categories of status as of October 1972, those in college had the highest test scores; those in the Armed Forces had the next best scores; those housekeeping had the third best scores; and those working had the lowest group scores. Additionally, there was a monotonic relationship between achievement, as measured by standardized tests, and the extent to which the applicants planned to migrate for educational purposes. The noshows farthest away had the highest group scores and those nearest the university had the lowest scores. Some of the reasons why the noshows chose the colleges they entered were: availability of part-time work, college located near home, awarded aid or scholarship, high academic standards of undergraduate program, and personal preference. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.