ERIC Number: ED174142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Enrollment in Post Secondary Education in Iowa: Prospects and Potential Problems for the Period 1977 to 1990.
Anderson, Duane D.; And Others
The third in a series of six reports on higher education in Iowa, this document presents enrollment projections for Iowa postsecondary education institutions from 1978 through 1986. Data were collected from the regents universities, independent colleges, and area colleges throughout the state. A computerized nonprescriptive projection model was used allowing manipulation of variables, parameters, and assumptions so the effects of each variable could be investigated. Definitions and thirteen assumptions on which the projections and models are based are described. Tabulated data and graphs provide enrollment projections by sex, type of institution, year, student status, and general field of study. Projections for university enrollment suggest that enrollment will rise at the master's degree level, and will decrease in certain disciplines at the doctoral level. It is projected that independent colleges will provide approximately one-third of all undergraduates in the state. It is suggested that the area colleges will experience an enrollment increase due to the popularity of career education programs; however, rising costs may limit the peak enrollment figure. The procedure for using the computer program and the model to determine enrollment projections is explained. (SF)
Descriptors: Career Education, Cohort Analysis, Community Colleges, Computer Programs, Demography, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Rate, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Models, Predictor Variables, Private Colleges, State Colleges, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Legislature, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: N/A