ERIC Number: ED129145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Application, Allocation, and Enrollment of CUNY Freshmen: 1970-1974.
Kaufman, Barry; And Others
The application, allocation, and enrollment of first-time, day-session, freshmen matriculants at the City University of New York during the period 1970-1974 are discussed. Utilizing centrally-available data, applicants are described in terms of their college admissions average (CAA), sex, the predominant race ethnicity and median family income of their New York City residential (zip code) area, and the type of New York City high school they attended. Only those who applied for admission through the University Applications Processing Center are included in the data. Several of the findings, especially the increase in application and enrollment among students with low CAAs and among students from predominantly minority and low-median family income areas, are consistent with previously reported findings. The full implications of these findings for university policy are limited by the descriptive nature of the data. Information on applicant awareness, perceptions, motivations, plans, and attitudes would permit more sophisticated and more meaningful analyses of the data. Statistical tables supporting the findings are included. (LBH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Freshmen, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Family Income, Higher Education, Lower Class Students, Minority Groups, School Surveys, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics
Office of Program and Policy Research, City University of New York, 535 East 80th Street, New York, New York 10021
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Program and Policy Research.
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