ERIC Number: ED408922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of College Plans of Maryland High Ability Students.
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
This report notes results of a survey of high-ability students who graduated from a Maryland high school in the spring of 1996. Survey respondents, 56 percent of whom were women, were asked what postsecondary institution they planned to attend; what reasons were most important to their decision; what was their intended academic major; and what financial aid package they were seeking. In text and tables the report summarizes demographic characteristics of respondents; presents data on college choice, noting that nearly 30 percent of students chose a Maryland campus; 54 percent selected an independent out-of-state institution; campuses chosen most frequently include Duke University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Princeton University, and Williams College; provides data on intended major for public and private out-of-state and public and private in-state attendees; notes percentage of cost covered by financial aid package by type of institution; and lists, by type of institution, factor ratings for choice of school. Appended to the report is a copy of the survey questionnaire used. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academically Gifted, College Bound Students, College Choice, Data Analysis, Financial Aid Applicants, High School Graduates, High School Seniors, High Schools, Higher Education, In State Students, Majors (Students), Paying for College, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland