ERIC Number: ED222099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-19
Report of ACE Freshman Survey, Fall 1981. Institutional Research.
Results of the 1981 American Council on Education (ACE) freshmen survey for Saint Mary's College, Indiana, are examined. A total of 403 freshmen at Saint Mary's, 82 percent of the incoming class, participated. Comparative data for 1976-81 are presented for Saint Mary's freshmen. Three types of national norms were used: women at all four-year colleges, women at Catholic four-year colleges, and women at Catholic colleges of high selectivity. The statistics are collated into the following categories: demographic characteristics, family background, financial situation, admissions information, academic and career goals, and viewpoints and objectives. Specific areas of concern include: racial background, current religious preference, residence, preferred residence, distance college is from home, mother's and father's education, mother's and father's occupation, mothers and father's religious preference, estimated parental income, number currently dependent on parents, number of other dependents in college, source for first year's education expenses, selection of Saint Mary's, number of other colleges applied to, grades in high school, activities in the past year, reasons for college attendance, degree plans, career plans, important life objectives, political views, feminist viewpoints, other issues, and college rights and responsibilities. A questionnaire, the 1981 Student Information Form, is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Church Related Colleges, College Choice, College Freshmen, Educational Background, Enrollment Influences, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, National Surveys, Occupational Aspiration, Religious Factors, Small Colleges, Social Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Mary's Coll., Notre Dame, IN.