ERIC Number: ED183050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Thirteen Years of Carolina Freshmen, 1966-1978.
Sanford, Timothy R.
A longitudinal look at the entering freshman classes of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the years 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978 is presented. Comparisons are made with entering freshmen at all universities participating in the annual freshman norms surveys sponsored by the American Council on Education and the Cooperative Institutional Research Program of the University of California at Los Angeles (CIRP). Data furnished by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the CIRP study are presented for: sex; age; race; religion; political orientation; parents' education; parents' income; high school grades; educational plans; probable career; college finances; college plans; important objectives; past activities; and opinions on social issues. Some highlights noted are these: women comprised 57.1 percent of the 1978 entering freshman class as compared to 20.8 percent of the class that entered in 1966; average SAT scores declined from 1152 in 1966 to 1063 in 1978; high school grades have improved; and the annual income of entering freshmen rose substantially. It is concluded that the university continues to attract motivated students, the types of students have not changed drastically, and there is a need for additional research to determine the success of the students after graduation. Additional data covering CIRP findings for the years not reported are available in the Office of Institutional Research. Tables provide statistical breakdown of findings. (LC)
Descriptors: College Environment, Economic Factors, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Longitudinal Studies, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Evaluation, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Office of Institutional Research.