restricted access The Changing American College Student: Thirty-Year Trends, 1966-1996
Abstract

Three decades of change in American college students--as reflected in the responses of more than 9 million freshmen who have participated in the Cooperative Institutional Research Program since 1966--highlight the effects of the women's movement: Compared to freshmen in the late 1960s, today's men and women are much more alike in their educational aspirations, career plans, attitudes, and values. Implications of these and other trends for higher education and for the larger society are discussed.