ERIC Number: ED227769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Public Higher Education Enrollment. A Report on Enrollment Projections, Management, and Development by the Staff of the California Postsecondary Education Commission.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Information on higher education enrollment projections for the nation and for California is presented and California's enrollment forecasts are evaluated. In addition, enrollment development strategies are examined. The assumptions on which each of the following organizations or individuals base their national enrollment projections are briefly reviewed: National Center for Education Statistics, Howard Bowen, Joseph Froomkin, Stephen Dresch, Richard Freeman, Allan Cartter, Carnegie Foundation, Carnegie Council, and the American Council on Education. These national studies provide a wide variety of projections about future enrollments. Specific duties of the California Population Research Unit, the official demographic agency, are identified, and projection methods are reviewed for California community colleges, California State University, and the University of California. Attention is also directed to deficiencies in California's enrollment forecasting process. The following enrollment development strategies are briefly considered: increasing high school retention and graduation rates, increasing the college-going rate, increasing credentialing by testing, improving college retention, encouraging transfer from community colleges to universities, and increasing adult enrollments. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, National Surveys, Public Education, Research Methodology, State Colleges, State Surveys, State Universities
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.