ERIC Number: ED038093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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College Enrollments. No. 161.
Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Inc., Baton Rouge.
This is a study of college enrollment trends in Louisiana. The rate of increase in enrollment in Louisiana's colleges and universities has been tapering off since 1964. An increasing proportion of students have been going to public rather than private schools--from a little over 50% in 1940 to 83.4% in 1968 and 1969. Fewer Louisiana students than the nationwide average finish high school, but more of those who do finish high school enter college. Few of those students, however, graduate. Of the 100 children who enter first grade, 55 graduate from high school, 40 enter college and 13 receive a degree. Eighteen of the 100 white students, but only 6 of the 100 black students who enter first grade graduate from college. Projections of the population into the 1970s indicate a growth in college enrollment, although in 1969 enrollment stayed level, and there was a serious drop in the proportion of freshmen who returned as sophomores. Louisiana has few acceptable alternatives to college and has not developed a good technical education program. There is great need for sound planning for Louisiana's higher education. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Inc., Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana