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Characteristics of First-Time Freshmen in 4-Year Institutions Intending to Major in Engineering and Computer Science; an analysis of survey data collected by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) by Myles Boylan
The central focus of this paper is on describing changes in the characteristics of new freshmen in 4-year colleges and universities planning to major in engineering and computer science during 1983 – 2002, exploring their evolution in the critical dimensions of race/ ethnicity, sex, high school achievement, personal attributes, and “soft skills.”