ERIC Number: ED256205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
College Effects on the Educational Attainment of Males and Females.
Anderson, Kristine L.
The effects of college choice on the educational experiences and attainments of female and male college entrants in 1972 were studied, using institutional data and results of the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. Attention was directed to: college control and level, average Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, percent of students with family income below $6,000, the extent of vocational studies offered, school size, highest degree granted, proportion of part-time students, expenditures per student, and average tuition and fees costs. Separate analyses by sex showed the effects of student background on college choice, the correlation of college characteristics with students' college participation versus work and family roles, effects on grades, and influences on student contact with faculty and satisfaction with college. College characteristics that seem most detrimental to womens' persistence and graduation were high vocationalism, high proportions of part-time students, high costs, and a large proportion of high income students. The most detrimental college characteristics for men were large size, high proportions of part-timers, high expenditures per student, and low costs. Seven statistical tables and a bibliography conclude the paper. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Choice, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment, Family Income, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Private Colleges, School Size, Sex Differences, State Colleges, Student Costs, Student Experience, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972