ERIC Number: ED181800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond High School Graduation: Who Goes to College? A Report on a University of California Survey of the High School Class of '75.
California Univ., Berkeley.
In a study of California's high school class of 1975, the rate at which students in different ethnic and economic groups attained eligibility within institutions of the California state college and university system (CSUS) was examined. Responses were received from 4,131 graduates, about two-thirds of the mailing sample. Results of the survey revealed that 40 percent of the graduates of the class of 1975 are in California community colleges, 23 percent did not enroll in college, and 15 percent are in a public four-year institution. Factors affecting the postsecondary decisions of the class of 1975, including academic achievement in high school and non-academic factors, such as experiences in school, and influential people, are considered. Among factors in the selection of a particular college, 57 percent cited program and 55 percent listed locale. Among major findings of the survey were that California's program works equally well for minority and non-minority high-achieving students, but less than one-third as well with less-achieving minority counterparts. The survey instrument and a brief glossary of terms are appended. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.