Abraham, A. A. COOPERATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL NORMS FOR THE FALL 1976 FAMU AND NATIONAL FRESHMEN. Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee. Apr 1977. 46 p. (ED144458)

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was one of 393 institutions of higher education throughout the country that administered the Student Information Form (SIF) in the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The SIF was completed by 75 percent of the first-time freshmen at FAMU (742 students). The information regarding FAMU freshmen is compared to the national norms. The form contains 57 biographical information items, including demographic data, high school preparation, trait self-ratings, reasons for deciding to go to college, educational plans, career plans, financial aid status, and sources of financial support. Some discussion of the variations from the norms registered by FAMU freshmen is offered. (JMF)