ERIC Number: ED188542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
University of the District of Columbia Freshmen, Fall 1978-79. Part II--A Comparative Analysis of UDC Freshmen with Counterparts at Public Colleges.
McCown, Dorothy; And Others
Full-time freshmen at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) were compared with their counterparts at public four-year colleges, predominantly black four-year colleges, and four-year colleges with low selectivity. Similarities and dissimilarities of the groups were measured for the following areas: options of high school preparation, reasons for deciding to attend college, professional goals, demographic characteristics, and views on school and educational issues as well as social-related issues. A nonparametric test, the Friedman Rank Sums, was used to analyze the information. UDC freshmen were found to be similar to freshmen enrolled at predominantly black colleges. The need for further remedial courses was found for all four groups, and all groups revealed interest in the field of business. The findings are based on administration of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program survey of freshmen students, a portion of which is appended. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Univ., Washington, DC. Office of Institutional Research.