ERIC Number: ED235736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Participation Rates and Future Enrolment in Ontario Universities. Report 83-8.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Current college enrollments in Ontario universities and future projections are considered. It is suggested that demographic changes and educational demand are basic factors affecting university enrollment. Difficulties in analyzing participation rates are identified, including the means of calculation, interprovincial student mobility, the population base to which participation is related, and other definitional problems. Postsecondary participation rates for Canada and 11 other countries are compared, along with those for Ontario. In addition, 1978-1979 enrollment data on full-time Canadian undergraduates by province are analyzed, along with 1961-1981 full-time university enrollment data by sex, and data on the population base of 18-24 year olds. Comparative U.S. data on 1963-1980 enrollments for 18-24-year-old college students are also analyzed. Additionally, the following influences on future enrollment are discussed: the labor market, higher education policy, and changes in the secondary school system. Future enrollment projections in Ontario are discussed, and data estimates are provided for undergraduate and graduate students by full- and part-time status. Lastly, an age-sex specific enrollment model is described. (SW)
Descriptors: College Attendance, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Models, Part Time Students, Population Trends, Prediction
Council of Ontario Universities, 130 St. George Street, Suite 8039, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T4, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; Ontario; United States
Note: Prepared by the Committee on Enrolment Statistics and Projections.