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ERIC Number: ED016090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 139
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Reference Count: 0
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A DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY FOR NEBRASKA HIGHER EDUCATION. PART I, PROJECTIONS, ELEMENTARY-SECONDARY ENROLLMENTS THROUGH 1975.
ALLEN, HARRY; AND OTHERS
THREE MAJOR TRENDS WILL SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY, AND HIGHER EDUCATION ENROLLMENTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE--THE INCREASING TOTAL POPULATION, THE POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE, AND THE GEOGRAPHIC RELOCATION OF THE POPULATION. THE STATE'S POPULATION WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE, BUT AT A DECREASING RATIO. THE 0-19-YEAR-OLD POPULATION WILL CONTINUE TO REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE TOTAL POPULATION. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TREND IS THE RURAL TO URBAN MIGRATION. FROM 1960 TO 1966, AN ESTIMATED 63 COUNTIES LOST POPULATION WHILE TOWNS OF 2,500 OR MORE INCREASED THEIR SHARE OF THE STATE'S POPULATION FROM 49.1 TO 51.8 PERCENT. GRADE 12 ENROLLMENT INCREASED FROM 17,484 IN 1963 TO 24,698 IN 1965, A 41 PERCENT GAIN. THIS GROUP IS EXPECTED TO APPROXIMATE 26,000 THROUGH 1975. THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL POPULATION WILL STABILIZE BUT GAINS AND LOSSES WITHIN COUNTIES WILL CONTINUE TO OCCUR. THE TREND TOWARD CONSOLIDATION OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT IS CLEAR, BUT BOTH WILL CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE PRESSURES AND PROBLEMS RELATED TO SIGNIFICANT FLUCTUATIONS IN STUDENT ENROLLMENTS. DATA WERE FROM THE 1962-65 ANNUAL FALL ACCREDITATION AND APPROVAL REPORTS, SUBMITTED BY EVERY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL EACH FALL. ENROLLMENTS AT EACH GRADE LEVEL FOR EACH COUNTY AND THE STATE WERE CALCULATED, AND STRAIGHT LINE PROJECTIONS WERE MADE THROUGH 1975. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS TABULAR DATA ON THE ENROLLMENT FOR THE STUDY PERIOD AND PROJECTED DATA FOR THE 1966-77 PERIOD FOR EACH OF THE 92 COUNTIES. CHARTS FURNISH POPULATION DATA FOR THE STATE AS A WHOLE. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Higher Education Facilities Commission, Lincoln.; Nebraska Coordinating Council for Public Higher Education, Lincoln.; Nebraska Occupational Needs Research Coordinating Unit, Lincoln.
Identifiers: NEBRASKA