ERIC Number: ED215626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Handicapped Student in America's Colleges: A Longitudinal Analysis. Part 2: National Norms for Disabled and Nondisabled College Freshmen, 1978 and 1980.
Henson, James W.; And Others
National normative data on disabled freshmen who entered college in fall 1978 and 1980 and comparative data on nondisabled freshmen are presented, based on data collected through the Cooperative Institutional Research Program. Information was obtained from 566 institutions in 1978 and from 540 institutions in 1980. The following institutional categories are included: all institutions, two-year public and private colleges, public and private universities, public and private predominantly black colleges, public and private four-year colleges, Protestant colleges, and Catholic colleges. Information is presented separately for disabled men, disabled women, nondisabled men, nondisabled women, and all groups on: year of high school graduation; age; racial background; political orientation; average grade in high school; academic rank in high school; parental income; dependency on parents for support; number of other dependents currently attending colleges living with parents; receiving assistance worth $600 or more from parents; marital status; high school program; remedial work by subject; type of handicap; need for architectural accommodations; reasons for college attendance; number of other colleges applied to for admission; number of other college acceptances; current religious preference; highest degree planned at present college or other college; veteran status; probable major field of study; probable career occupation; father's education, occupation and religious preference; mother's education, occupation, and religious preference; student extracurricular activities; student financial aid; student employment and income from various sources; miles from home to college; and student attitudes on various topics. Questionnaires are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Colleges, Church Related Colleges, College Freshmen, Disabilities, Educational Background, Enrollment Influences, Family Characteristics, Females, Financial Needs, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Income, Longitudinal Studies, Males, National Surveys, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Background, Private Colleges, Questionnaires, School Surveys, State Colleges, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.