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1 FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE STUDENTS TO ATTEND TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY NAMES REMOVED TO PRESENRVE ANANONYMITY Tarleton State University Introduction Tarleton State University is a regional, comprehensive university. Created in 1899, Tarleton provides educational programs, which emphasize teaching excellence and service for students. The University functions as an educational, scientific, and cultural center for north central Texas. While the primary emphasis is on teaching and excellence in the classroom, Tarleton is totally committed to expanding roles in research and service. Tarleton, as a public university, is sensitive and responsive to the needs of the students it serves. Learning and the pursuit of truth are fostered in a culture of excellence which enables students to acquire knowledge, understanding, skills, and cultural experiences necessary to grow as individuals, achieve successful careers, and become responsible citizens and leaders. While offering a wide variety of professional and pre-professional undergraduate programs and graduate degrees in selected disciplines, Tarleton requires of all students a well- defined and thorough foundation in the liberal arts. Tarleton expects its talented, dedicated faculty to achieve excellence in teaching, advising, and serving the individual student. Accordingly, the university recruits faculty and provides development programs to achieve this excellence. The university staff provides a variety of student services and professional expertise focused on enhancement of the student experience. In the past few years, the number of students enrolling in Tarleton State University has increased by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Between the years of 1998 and 2002 Tarleton State University has seen an increase of 1987 students (Tarleton State University). (Nice Introduction!) Purpose/Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine the influencing factors (perceptions?) for students to attend Tarleton State University as a freshman. As a means of accomplishing the purpose, the objectives were developed: 1. Describe the background and demographic characteristics of current freshmen enrolled in AGRI 101 2. Describe influencing factors used by students when deciding to choose
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ACR 598 taught by Professor Kylemcgregor during the Fall '11 term at Tarleton.

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