ERIC Number: ED060776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Development of Higher Education 1950-1967. Analytical Report.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The present report constitutes the second volume of a comprehensive survey on the expansion of higher education in OECD countries during the period 1950-1967. Chapter 1 is an analysis of the evolution of enrollments in the 2 main types of higher education - universities and nonuniversities - and attempts to compare their relative growth rates nationally and internationally, as well as their relative positions within the different higher education systems. Chapters 2 and 3 are devoted to the relationship between growth in higher education enrollments, demographic developments and the evolution of numbers of secondary school dropouts. Chapter 4 deals with changes in the distribution of students by field of study, Chapter 5 examines the patterns of growth in number of degrees awarded, and in Chapter 6 the problems of the performance of the system are considered in an analysis of changes in length of study and in the relation between numbers of new entrants and numbers of graduates. Finally, in Chapter 7, past forecasts of enrollments and of breakdown by field of study are compared with actual developments. A straightforward extrapolation of trends up to 1965 are used as a basis for a projection of enrollments up to 1980. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: College Students, Development, Educational Planning, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Planning
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).