ERIC Number: ED169809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Impact Study of Post-Secondary Financial Aid in South Carolina. Technical Report No. 2.
Blackwell, Gordon W.; And Others
The South Carolina Impact Study, a formal research project designed to describe the effects of changing patterns of institutional and student financing on postsecondary enrollments, is described. It has as its objectives to: (1) examine the enrollment patterns and characteristics of the September freshman classes of 1972 and 1977; (2) relate identifiable changes to recognizable influences, including changes in federal, state, and institutional financial aid offerings and to other policies and practices that might affect enrollment patterns; (3) formulate findings so as to maximize their utility for specific audiences (such as legislators, college planners, and state agencies); and (4) disseminate findings actively. This second report describes the results of a survey administered to a stratified random sample of South Carolina undergraduate students on campuses in the state during the spring of 1978. The survey instrument was the Student Resource Survey, a questionnaire developed by the College Board. Students were surveyed at seven types of institutions: predominantly white four-year public colleges, the predominantly Black four-year public college, the two-year regional campuses, the predominantly Black and predominantly white four-year private colleges, two-year private colleges, and the Technical Education Center campuses. Four of ten responded. Data are included on: respondents' general personal, academic, and financial circumstances; costs; family resources used in defraying costs; the role of financial aid; various patterns of student financing at the different types of institutions; and the students reasons for their college choices. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Colleges, Black Students, College Choice, College Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Family Income, Higher Education, Parent Financial Contribution, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Private Education, Public Education, Research Reports, State Colleges, State Surveys, State Universities, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, White Students
South Carolina College Council, Box 6998, Greenville, SC 29606
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Coll. Council. Greenville.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina