ERIC Number: ED188544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
University of the District of Columbia Freshmen, Fall 1978-79. Part I--An Analysis of the Three Subgroups.
Gray, Mildred; And Others
Full-time, part-time, and transfer students at the University of the District of Columbia were compared to assess their academic interests and needs. Topics of analysis were demographic characteristics, high school preparation, career aspirations and educational goals, and attitudes towards a variety of governmental, educational, and social issues. Survey findings revealed that full-time and part-time freshmen were most similar to each other. Transfer freshmen differed from the other two groups in that they are older, married or separated; have a higher representation of whites; and among the males are likely to be veterans. The majority of the three groups attend the university primarily to obtain bachelor's degrees. The findings are based on administration of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program survey of freshmen students. Data were obtained from 402 full-time, 291 part-time and 454 transfer students. Copies of correspondence and a sample survey are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Freshmen, Educational Background, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Occupational Aspiration, Part Time Students, Research Projects, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Transfer Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Univ., Washington, DC. Office of Institutional Research.