ERIC Number: ED076175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Enrollment Trends in Higher Education. Research Currents.
Shell, Helene I.
Over the past several decades colleges and universities have been experiencing vastly increasing enrollments that have caused institutions to expand programs and facilities to accommodate great numbers of students. Such expansion requires careful planning on the part of higher education administrators and accurate prediction as to the actual numbers and types of students attending their institutions. Such planning and accuracy of prediction has not been the case however, as many institutions have now expanded their programs beyond financial means and student demand. Private colleges and universities are in particular trouble as they strive to compete with the state-supported university's low tuition fees. This paper examines enrollment trends of the recent past up to the present, considers some of the effects of these trends, and how some institutions cope with problems that arise from enrollment fluctuations. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Research Reviews (Publications)
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Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.