ERIC Number: ED401784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Who's Coming to Campus? Admission Policies for Entering Freshmen at Public Universities.
This report summarizes results of a survey of 104 institutions belonging to the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) in June 1996 concerning the institutions' admissions policies for first-year students. The report also includes data from a national survey of first-time, full-time freshmen enrolling in the fall of 1995. The two surveys looked at: admissions policies and recruitment strategies; application processes; enrollment caps and numbers of out-of-state students; and the characteristics of and competition for 1995 freshmen. The report concludes that, although public universities will continue to attract qualified students, fiscal restraints will restrain undergraduate enrollment during the next 10 years. The report also expects that competition among public universities will intensify across state borders. Also included are three summary charts showing: the geographic range of NASULGC institutions for the recruitment of first-year students (1990 and 1995); relative importance of various factors in the admissions process for first-year students in 1995; and percentage of NASULGC institutions reporting increased competition with different types of institutions during 1990-1995. An appendix which provides supplemental data from the NASULGC survey concerning admissions standards, number of applications per accepted student and yield rates, comparison of the 1995 first-year class with that of 1990, and competition with various types of institutions. (CH)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Freshmen, Competition, Enrollment, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Public Colleges, Recruitment, School Surveys, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Student Recruitment, Trend Analysis
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Office of Public Affairs, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-1191; phone: 202-778-0842.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.