ERIC Number: ED060807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
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The Quality of Graduate Studies: Pennsylvania and Selected States.
Millman, Stephen D.; Toombs, William
It is a minor paradox of higher education that graduate study, acknowledged to be the most costly and complex phase of university activity, should have the least attention. Institutions vary widely in the amount of self-inquiry they direct toward graduate work, and information collected over a wider area by standard methods has been difficult to come by. Several national studies conducted under the auspices of the American Council on Education, however, offer a useful means of making local and regional comparisons. When data are rearranged into regional or local subsets, the kind of relationships that are revealed give clues about the effects of past policy and future planning. This study collects and organizes the basic data from one such evaluation of graduate faculty to give comparisons that have special significance for Pennsylvania. The collected information for the Commonwealth is compared with similar data for New York, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and California and for the top-ranked schools in the study. The nature of the relationships between enrollment and ranking, the number of fields and ranking, and resident students enrolled and ranking make possible some rather clear observations about graduate education in the State. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.