ERIC Number: ED277324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Demographics, Standards, and Equity: Challenges in College Admissions. Report of a Survey of Undergraduate Admissions Policies, Practices, and Procedures.
Breland, Hunter M.; And Others
Undergraduate admissions policies and practices were studied in the context of enrollment trends, academic standards for admission, and equal access issues. A total of 2,203 two-year and four-year colleges from both the public and private sectors responded to the survey questionnaire. Information was obtained on: selectivity in admissions, acceptance rates, acceptance rates by racial/ethnic group, program and departmental standards, admissions responsibility and organization, information provided to prospective students and appeals procedures for rejected applicants, other admissions policies and requirements, special services, policies and procedures specific to four-year institutions, freshman enrollment in two-year and four-year colleges, minority representation among enrolled freshmen, trends in applications and acceptances, student qualifications, recruitment practices, market research, and financial aid. Some comparative data from 1979 on admissions are provided. Questionnaires for two-year and four-year colleges are appended, along with technical notes and statistical findings. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Applicants, Demography, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Marketing, Minority Groups, Private Colleges, Questionnaires, State Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study
American College Testing Program, P.O. Box, 2201 N. Dodge, Iowa City, IA 52243.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; College Entrance Examination Board, Washington, DC.; American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Survey was also sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors.