ERIC Number: ED180318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of USC Entering Freshmen. Fall 1978. Research Notes No. 36-79.
Fidler, Paul P.; Kossler, Gretchen
Demographic data, opinions, and projections reported by freshmen entering the University of South Carolina (USC) during fall 1978 are reported. A questionnaire developed by the American Council on Education was administered to 80 percent of the entering class as part of a continuing national study. The data are divided into the categories of in-state, out-of-state, first-time students, full-time students, USC totals, university national norms, males, and females. Thirteen areas of information from the questionnaire are examined: age, racial background, average grade in high school, academic rank in high school, highest degree planned anywhere, reasons for going to college, probable major, current religious preference, political orientation, students' predictions of their future, residence planned during fall term, estimated parental income, and number of other colleges applied to for admission. A composite profile of USC entering freshmen and a report of how they compared to national freshmen in the fall 1978 term are included. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Males, National Norms, School Surveys, State Universities, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship
University Center for Undeclared Majors, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia.