ERIC Number: ED202085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Digest of Education Statistics, 1980.
Grant, W. Vance; Eiden, Leo J.
The primary purpose of this publication is to provide an abstract of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. Statistical information is presented in 14 figures and 200 tables with brief trend analyses. In addition to updating many of the statistics that have appeared in previous years, this edition contains a number of innovations. Included among the new data are the following: pupil-teacher ratios in public schools, listed by state; public elementary and secondary schools, listed by type of school; enrollment in institutions of higher education, listed by major field of study; trends in the total number of colleges and universities and on college closings; degrees conferred, listed by racial/ethnic group and by major field of study; trends in degrees conferred in English and literature, modern foreign languages, German, French, Spanish, philosophy, and fine and applied arts; institutional figures on basic student charges by universities; follow-up data on the educational achievements of participants in adult basic and secondary education; and selected statistics on nonprofit museums. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Degrees (Academic), Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Federal Programs, International Educational Exchange, Libraries, Museums, National Norms, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, School Holding Power, School Statistics, Student Teacher Ratio, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00037-7; $7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Figure 10 may be marginally legible. For a related document, see ED 172 458.