ERIC Number: ED042027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Public Postsecondary Occupational Education in the United States. Center Monograph No. 3.
Mercer, Charles V.
This monograph presents an overview of the characteristics of public postsecondary institutions in regions around the country, provides information on their funding, enrollments, and offerings in occupational education, and directs attention to some of the characteristics of their student populations. Postsecondary occupational education is supported by the United States Office of Education, Division of Vocational and Technical Education, in postsecondary technical vocational schools, community or junior colleges, universities or colleges, and combination secondary-postsecondary vocational technical schools. In 1966 there were 1,020 institutions with two-thirds solely involved in 2-year postsecondary programs. There is great variation among states in the amount of cost to the student as well as in the extent to which state, local, and private sources of financial assistance are available. Also, there is not a consistent national pattern of the availability of job placement services. Students entering postsecondary occupational programs come from high schools, colleges, and industry. Variations in the systems need to be examined in order to determine if some programs are superior, and more complete data are needed on the demographic and social characteristics and academic backgrounds of students. (SB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.