ERIC Number: ED190000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of Full-Time First-Time Freshmen in New Jersey Colleges and Universities, Fall 1975 to Fall 1979. Executive Summary.
Enrollment of full-time first-time freshmen in New Jersey colleges and universities has remained stable since 1975. Enrollment decrease was greatest at Rutgers University. Eighteen colleges were regional in their drawing power, enrolling less than 50 percent from the home county and contiguous counties but at least 85 percent from within the state. Eleven private colleges drew 25 percent or more from outside the state. Minority enrollment has increased since 1976, with greater increases expected in the near future. The increased participation of women in higher education has compensated for declining enrollment of men. The representation of 15-to-19-year-olds among freshmen has increased despite their decrease in proportion of the high school graduates in the state; the expected increase in participation of adults has not occurred. Declines in SAT scores were in keeping with national trends. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Students, Chronological Age, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Females, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Males, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Public Education, State Colleges, State Surveys, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton. Office of Research.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey