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Litten, Larry H.; Brodigan, David L. – College and University, 1982
Two thousand parents and 3,000 unrelated high school seniors were surveyed to learn their needs and preferences in getting information about colleges. Both groups have similar concerns: finances first, then academic factors. It is suggested that different media may be effective for sending different messages about institutions and programs. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Choice, Communication (Thought Transfer), Higher Education, Information Dissemination
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Olson, Carol – College and University, 1992
Two studies of variables influencing graduate students' consideration and choice of school found positive association with university personnel was a prime enrollment motivator. Students' decision process has changed over time. Evidence suggests students prefer an institution that is "user-friendly," affordable, and committed to quality. Cost and…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Choice, Costs, Educational Quality
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Ott, Mary Diederich – College and University, 1991
A survey of applicants to a major state university investigated whether students who accept (n=461) and decline (n=488) admission offers have different ways of evaluating the admission process. Contrary to expectation, accepters did not rate all elements of the process higher than decliners. Blacks and whites also differed in their perceptions.…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Admission, College Applicants, College Choice
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Thelin, John R. – College and University, 1979
Misconceptions regarding the work of college admissions officers and the role of admissions in expanding access to education prompted this review of applied research in college admissions. Focus is on two areas of research and evaluation: college staff visits to schools and college choice decisions made by applicants who were offered admission.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admissions Counseling, Admissions Officers, College Admission
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Fenske, Robert H.; And Others – College and University, 1979
Reports trends over a recent nine-year period in student access to and choice of public or private college as related to availability of monetary awards from one of the largest state student financial aid agencies, the Illinois State Scholarship Commission. Survey responses indicate that state awards foster access to Illinois college and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Bound Students, College Choice, Grants