ERIC Number: ED197690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
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Age and Sex Enrollment Patterns in Kentucky Institutions of Higher Education, 1978-79.
Baker, Roger D.; Walker, Kenneth
Age and enrollment patterns of students attending Kentucky colleges and universities in 1978-79 were studied. Information was obtained from the Council on Higher Education for state-supported institutions belonging to KACRAO (Kentucky Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) and from a survey of independent institutions belonging to KACRAO. Data were obtained for 21 state-supported institutions and for 26 independent institutions. Comparisons for 1978 and 1979 were made according to sex, type of institution, similar purpose institutions, and geographical location of institutions. Comparisons to national data were also undertaken. Only six Kentucky institutions had a majority enrollment of male students, and the two-year schools had larger female populations than other institutions. Greater changes occurred in age patterns than in sex distribution. The 30-49-year-old group (adult) showed the greatest increase in percentage of enrollment, while the 22-29-year-old group decreased, and the 18-21-year-old group remained approximately the same. The following implications from the data are addressed: (1) it appears that the number of older students, while making a significant difference in total enrollment, is not growing rapidly; (2) the increase in the adult category may be accounted for by increased off-campus activities of some institutions; (3) the majority of students at all Kentucky institutions continues to be traditional, but there are some significant differences among individual institutions; (4) the sex distribution data indicate a greater number of females entering Kentucky institutions; and (5) institutions may have to alter programs to attract older students. A form used in the survey and statistical tables is included. (SW)
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