ERIC Number: ED415758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Eligibility of California's 1996 High School Graduates for Admission to the State's Public Universities. Commission Report 97-9.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report analyzes the eligibility of California's 1996 high school graduating class in light of freshman admission requirements in effect for fall 1996, which stipulated that the freshmen classes for the California State University and the University of California be selected from the top one-third and one-eighth of the graduating class, respectively. Twenty-five charts and tables and accompanying narrative present statistical trends since 1981 in the racial-ethnic composition of public high school graduates, along with graduation trends by geographic region for 1990 and 1996. The report notes that 1996 high school graduates were more likely than 1990 graduates to complete a university preparatory curriculum, take advanced placement tests, and take college admission examinations. As a result of the more stringent admission requirements, a smaller proportion of graduates were fully eligible for the state's public institutions in 1996 than in 1990. For California State University, eligibility rates declined for both men and women and for the four major racial-ethnic groups, in all 11 geographic regions. For the University of California, eligibility rates declined for both men and women and for Asian and Black graduates although not in all regions. A glossary and eligibility index table are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Admission Criteria, Advanced Placement, Asian Americans, Blacks, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Elementary Secondary Education, Equivalency Tests, Ethnic Groups, Geographic Regions, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Public Colleges, Racial Differences, Rural Urban Differences, Sex Differences, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J St., Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.