ERIC Number: ED370455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Postsecondary Education Opportunity. The Mortenson Report on Public Policy Analysis of Opportunity for Postsecondary Education. 1992-1993.
Mortenson, Thomas G., Ed.
Postsecondary Education Opportunity, n1-18 Mar 1992-Nov 1993
This document is a compilation of the first 18 issues of a newsletter on public policy and postsecondary education opportunity trends. Each monthly issue contains one or two main articles providing an analysis of research on trends in postsecondary education. The major articles in these issues are: (1) "Equity of Higher Education Opportunity: Women Reached Equity with Men in 1991 But Progress for Hispanics and Blacks Stalled for Last 15 Years"; (2) "Higher Education's Share of State Budgets Declined Again in 1990 as it Has for Most Years Since 1968"; (3) State Policies on Educational Opportunity through State Student Financial Aid Laws"; (4) "Top Quartile Ten Times More Likely to Earn Baccalaureate Degree by Age 24 than Students From Bottom Quartile of Family Income"; (5) "The National Education Goal of a 90 Percent High School Graduation Rate"; (6) "Women Surpassed Men in Four-Year College Attainment in 1991 Following Five Decades of Steady Progress"; (7) "Growth in College Enrollment Rates During 1980s Limited to Americans Under Age 25"; (8) "What is Wrong with Washington State? Statewide Enrollment Limits Gone Amuck"; (9) "College Entrance Rates for Recent High School Graduates Reached Record Levels in 1991--Except for Men and Blacks"; (10) Tuition's Share of Expenditures for Student Education in Higher Education Rose Sharply During 1980s"; (11) "Things Go from Bad to Worse" (recent public policy decisions which effectively curtail postsecondary education opportunities); (12) Blacks Make Progress in High School Graduation and College Access But Colleges Offset Gains with 25 Years of Declining College Completion" (13) Measuring College Affordability"; (14) "Downsizing the Military" (implications for higher education); (15) Higher Education Amendments of 1992: Report of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives"; (16) "Hispanics Are Less Than Half as Likely as Whites to Complete Four Years of College--and Slipping Farther Behind"; (17) "Target Populations to Achieve the National Goal of a 90 Percent High School Graduation Rate"; (18) The State Record and Outlook for Fiscal Year 1994 for Financing Postsecondary Education Opportunity"; "Focus on the States...Changes for College by Age 19 Show Strong Geographic Patterns"; (20) "Education Equity Index Update...No Progress for Blacks and Hispanics on Equity in 1992"; (21)"The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get... Disparities in Higher Education Opportunity across Family Income Levels Were Huge and Growing in 1991"; (22) "But a Quarter Didn't...Nearly Three-Quarters of College Freshmen Enrolled in First Choice of College in 1992"; (23) "The Outreach Market...Parental Educational Attainment Drives Educational Attainment of their Children"; (24) "What Else was There To Do? High School Graduates of 1992 Entered College by October at Record Rates, Again"; (25) "Up, Up and Away...Affordability Concerns Re-emerge among American College Freshmen in 1992"; (26) "It Helps To be...Family Income Backgrounds Continue to Determine Chances for Baccalaureate Degree in 1992"; (27) "The Launching Pad...Economic Stratification of Higher Education Enrollments is Alive and Thriving in 1992"; and (28) "Half Full? No! Half Empty! Blacks Still Only Half as Likely as Whites To Attain Baccalaureate Degree." (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students, Economic Factors, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Family Income, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government Role, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Military Personnel, Minority Groups, Public Policy, Sex Differences, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Whites
Postsecondary Education Opportunity, P.O. Box 127, Iowa City, IA 52244 ($54 annual subscription).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Higher Education Act Amendments 1992; National Education Goals 1990; Washington