ERIC Number: ED387971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
College Freshmen with Disabilities: A Triennial Statistical Profile.
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)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Freshmen, College Preparation, College Students, Disabilities, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Incidence, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Self Concept, Sex Differences, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis
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
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.