ERIC Number: ED390351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 1995.
Sax, Linda J.; And Others
This publication presents national norms for 240,082 college freshmen in Fall, 1995 based on the 30th annual survey of incoming students at 473 two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Three major tables present the norms for type of institutional control for all freshmen and by sex; for universities by selectivity level and by sex; and for four-year colleges by selectivity level. An overview presents a summary of results and identifies major trends since the survey started in Fall of 1966. These indicate the following: (1) a large majority of freshmen (70 percent) supported race-based college admissions.; (2) an increase of students labeled their political views as "middle of the road" (54.3 percent); (3) men and women spent their time in significantly different ways with men spending more time exercising than women, and women spending more time than men studying; (4) religious interest was at an all-time low (15.0 had no religious preference); (5) the survey revealed the highest level of interest in education careers in over two decades (9.7 percent); and (6) students' financial concerns continued to escalate as reliance on loans continued to rise. Extensive appendixes contain information on research methodology, the survey instrument, coding schemes, institutions participating in the survey, data precision, and a sample report furnished to participating campuses. (Contains 14 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Competitive Selection, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, National Norms, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Higher Education Research Institute, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, 3005 Moore Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1521 ($22 plus $4.79 for shipping; $0.40 per additional book).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Higher Education Research Inst.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the national norms for Fall 1994, see ED 377 784.