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ERIC Number: EJ1104389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Demography of Honors: The National Landscape of Honors Education
Scott, Richard I.; Smith, Patricia J.
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v17 n1 p73-91 Spr-Sum 2016
As the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) celebrates its fiftieth year, the organization has an excellent opportunity to reflect on how honors education has spread during its history. Tracking growth in the number of institutions delivering honors education outside of its membership has not been a priority for NCHC or for researchers in honors education. Most information has been anecdotal, and when researchers have mounted surveys, the results are frequently non-comprehensive, based on convenience sampling. The authors of this article propose a demography of honors to fill the lacuna with systemic, reliable information. This study focuses on the population of institutions. Specifically, the authors analyze the population of institutions delivering traditional undergraduate education in the United States to determine the size, structure, and distribution of honors education across institutional types.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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