ERIC Number: ED158664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Council of Graduate Schools-Graduate Record Examinations Board 1977-78 Survey of Graduate Enrollment. Part I.
White, A. Leslie
A survey was conducted to obtain accurate information on graduate school enrollments between 1976 and 1977. Enrollment data were gathered from the membership of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, which grants 99 percent of the earned doctorates and 85 percent of the Master's degrees. Of the 359 graduate school members, 304 questionnaires were returned. Graduate school enrollment and full/part-time enrollment increased by less than 1 percent. A decline of 1.6 percent occurred for enrollment at the public master's degree institutions. Total first-time enrollments in graduate schools increased 1.1 percent, and the number of non-service graduate fellowships increased 1.7 percent. The increase in fellowships is a departure from recent trends. The largest growth occurred in the number of master's degrees awarded, and more specifically, at the public institutions. Consistent with past trends, the number of doctoral degrees continued to decline. (SW)
Descriptors: College Applicants, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Fellowships, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Teaching Assistants, Trend Analysis
Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.
Note: This report is also issued as "CGS Communicator Special Report No. 13, December 1977"