ERIC Number: ED184485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Enrollment in Higher Education: 1965 to 1977, Research Universities. Topical Paper No. 17.
Brown, Kenneth; And Others
Patterns of enrollment at major U.S. research universities from 1965 to 1977 are examined in terms of headcounts, full-time equivalent students, and full-time and part-time students by type of institutional control, by sex, and by level of study. Data are presented for two groups of research universities: (1) the 51 leading universities in terms of federal financial support of academic science in at least two of the three academic years, 1972-73, 1973-74, and 1974-75; and (2) 47 universities from the list of the 100 leading institutions in terms of federal financial support in at least two of three years between 1972-73 and 1974-75. The universities must also have awarded at least 50 Ph.D.'s (plus M.D.'s), and have met other criteria. Findings include the following: the 51 group one major research universities have been characterized by relatively stable enrollments over the past 13 years; while total U.S. full-time enrollments were increasing by almost 4 percent a year during the 13 years, full-time students at the 51 universities increased at half that rate; the entire increase in enrollment at the 51 universities was accounted for by additional women students; the 47 group two research universities increased in enrollment at a slightly higher rate than the first group of research universities but considerably lower than the national increase; the greatest enrollment gain was in the 33 public institutions; the 47 universities showed strong and steady gains of women students; and undergraduate and graduate full-time enrollments at the 47 universities have been relatively stable but part-time enrollments at both levels have fluctuated. (SW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Rate, Federal Aid, Full Time Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Research, Sciences, State Colleges, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Universities
Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona, 1415 North Fremont Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Center for the Study of Higher Education.
Identifiers: Research Universities
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