ERIC Number: ED122716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of U.S.C. Entering Freshmen, Fall 1975. Research Notes No. 27-76.
Fidler, Paul P.; Spires, Steve
During the 1975 fall orientation, a questionnaire prepared by the American Council on Education (ACE) was administered to approximately 80 percent of the entering freshman class at the University of South Carolina (USC) in a study of class characteristics. A total of 366 other institutions of higher education, including 44 universities, also participated in this continuing national study of higher education. A comparative analysis of the various demographic data, opinions, and projections of the entering freshmen is presented. USC entering freshmen were compared as a whole to the national norms and by the college 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. Each area is presented in tabular form and followed by comments to highlight the major comparisons. The areas are: age by December 31, 1975; racial background; average grade in high school; highest degree planned anywhere; reasons noted as very important in selecting this college; estimated parental income; probable major field of study; current religious preference; political orientation; "students estimate chances are very good they will..."; and residence planned during fall term. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Office of Academic Planning.