ERIC Number: ED430464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Where Have Oregon's Graduates Gone? Survey of the Oregon High School Graduating Class of 1997. A Report to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
Oregon Univ. System, Eugene.
This study identified the percentage of the Oregon high school graduating class of 1997 who attended a postsecondary institution in fall 1997 or winter 1998, their specific college choices and the reasons for such choices, and reasons for not attending for those who chose not to go to college. Telephone interviews were conducted with 400 randomly selected graduates; an additional 400 interviews were conducted with a random sample of ethnic minority graduates. It was found that 63.9 percent of the respondents in the general sample were enrolled in some form of postsecondary education in fall 1997; an additional 3.5 percent enrolled in winter 1998. Of these, 35.3 percent were attending a four-year college or university and 32.1 percent a two-year college. The study found that the major reasons for choosing or not choosing a college were related to academic reputation, costs, and proximity to home. The affordability of Oregon University System (OUS) institutions compared to other four-year college options was a major factor for students who chose an OUS institution. Three appendixes provide information on the representativeness of survey respondents, comments from survey respondents, and a copy of the survey instrument. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Students, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Educational Attitudes, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Private Colleges, State Universities, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Office of Institutional Research Services, Oregon University System, P.O. Box 3175, Eugene, OR 97403; Tel: 541-346-5718; Fax: 541-346-5764.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ. System, Eugene.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon