ERIC Number: ED225503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Collegiate Enrollments in the U.S., 1981-82. Statistics, Interpretations, and Trends.
Mickler, J. Ernest
Data and narrative information are presented on college enrollments, based on a survey of institutions in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. The total four-year college enrollment for fall 1981 was 7,530,013, of which 5,306,832 were full-time and 2,223,181 were part-time. The total two-year college enrollment for fall 1981 was 4,251,655 with 1,620,699 full-time and 2,630,956 part-time. Findings include the following: grand total enrollments increased by .7 percent; full-time enrollments grew less than .1 percent; unitary systems registered a 1.2 percent decline in full-time enrollments; public complex universities' full-time enrollments declined by .2 percent; private complex universities increased full-time students by 1 percent; multipurpose institutions' full-time enrollments increased by .4 percent; arts and sciences colleges grew slightly; music, fine arts, and applied arts schools declined, as did full-time enrollments in independent law, medicine, and allied health; independent technological, business, and related schools increased by 6.6 percent; part-time enrollments grew by 2.4 percent; and full-time entering freshmen enrollment declined by 9.4 percent. Information is also presented on religious schools, enrollments of women and veterans, graduate schools, and professional schools. (SW)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Freshmen, College Students, Enrollment Trends, Females, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Majors (Students), National Surveys, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Professional Education, School Surveys, State Colleges, Two Year Colleges
ACT Publications, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.