ERIC Number: ED446460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Where Have Oregon's Graduates Gone? Survey of the Oregon High School Graduating Class of 1999. A Report to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of Institutional Research Services.
Since 1993 The Oregon University System has gathered information about the college enrollment characteristics of its graduates in order to understand the college choices and behavior of Oregon's high school graduates. It sought to identify the proportion of the graduating class that went on to a postsecondary school, the type of college students chose, and reasons behind choice of college. In 1999 it conducted a fourth survey in the series, consisting of telephone interviews with a randomly selected sample (N=1,301) of Oregon's high school graduating class of 1999. Results indicate the proportion of the graduating class that attended a postsecondary institution, the type of college chosen, and the reasons for choosing the college. If a graduate did not attend college, a reason was sought. According to results, college attendance rate for this graduating class is approximately 84%. A greater proportion of 1999 graduates than 1997 graduates enrolled in four-year institutions. The number of students leaving Oregon to go to four-year colleges has increased. Academic reputation, availability of a desired major, costs to students, and proximity to (or distance from) home are reasons cited in choosing a college. (HB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of Institutional Research Services.
Note: For 1997 report, see ED 430 464.