ERIC Number: ED425684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Descriptive Summary of 1995-96 Beginning Postsecondary Students, with Profiles of Students Entering 2- and 4-Year Institutions. National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 1995-96. Statistical Analysis Report.
Kojaku, Lawrence K.; Nunez, Anne-Marie
This report examines the characteristics and first-year behaviors of beginning postsecondary students entering public 2-year, public 4-year, and private, not-for-profit 4-year institutions of higher education, based on data derived from the 1995-96 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. The report begins with an essay that describes the characteristics of beginning students in each sector. Among findings are the following: (1) public 2-year institution entrants are more likely than those entering 4-year institutions to be older, have independent financial aid status, plan to complete a lower level of postsecondary education, and have lower scores on college admission tests; (2) freshmen entering private not-for-profit 4-year institutions are more likely that those at 4-year public institutions to have families with higher incomes, to have higher college admission test scores, to attend full-time, and to have more and differently packaged financial aid; and (3) freshmen at 2-year institutions are more likely to interrupt their enrollment before the end of their first year. The essay is followed by a compendium of tables that provides comprehensive information about enrollment, academic activity, background characteristics, financial aid, employment, educational plans, life goals, institutional involvement, and community involvement. A glossary and technical notes are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Enrollment, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, School Holding Power, Statistical Analysis, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Student Experience, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.