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ERIC Number: ED077446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Enrollment Patterns Accommodating the Demand for Higher Education in the State of Illinois.
Graziano, Anthony F.
A comparison of all Illinois public and private educational institutions reveals that the public sector has expanded to accommodate the great demand for college enrollment that resulted from the youth bulge created by the high birth rates of the 20-year period following World War II. While it is true that the public junior college system has contributed significantly to the enrollment shift from the private to the public sector, the public senior institutions in Illinois have expanded enrollment so that now the total number of students enrolled in the public senior sector exceeds the enrollment of the private senior institutions. In the late 1960's as the growing demand for college enrollments outstripped the enrollment capacity of the public senior institutions, entrance requirements were raised to limit the size of applicant pools to the best academically qualified students. As Illinois public senior institutions admit better academically qualified freshmen, there has been a marked improvement in the retention of these students through succeeding enrollment levels and on through graduation. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois