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ERIC Number: ED387971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
College Freshmen with Disabilities: A Triennial Statistical Profile.
Henderson, Cathy
This monograph uses narrative, tables, and figures to present information on college freshmen with disabilities, based on data collected by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, a longitudinal study of the American higher education system involving data on some 1,300 institutions, over 7 million students, and about 100,000 faculty. Section 1 presents highlights of the 1994 freshman survey and includes personal and family background, high school preparation and articulation to college, college and career expectations, self-perceptions, and opinions. Section 2 provides data on differences by gender among full-time freshmen with disabilities. Section 3 highlights the types of disabilities, including learning disability, partial sight or blindness, health-related disability, orthopedic impairment, hearing impairments, and speech impairments. A summary identifies trends such as: (1) the proportion of freshmen reporting disabilities remained at 9 percent between 1991 and 1994; (2) students with learning disabilities continued to be the fastest growing group, with almost one in three freshmen with disabilities reporting a learning disability; and (3) although freshmen with disabilities were still more likely than nondisabled peers to enroll in two-year colleges, a higher proportion of 1994 students with disabilities was enrolling in four-year institutions compared to 3 years earlier. Three tables in the appendix provide additional data on freshmen characteristics. (Contains 8 tables and 20 figures.) (DB)
HEATH Resource Center, Department CFD, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 (single copy, $15 including postage; multiple copies, $12 each; all orders must be prepaid).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.