ERIC Number: ED083916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Enrollment Trends in the South. A Report to the 22nd SREB Legislative Work Conference "The Changing Face of Higher Education".
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Higher Education is charged by its critics with increased irrelevance and continuing inflexibility. Defenders of tradition, on the other hand, often see the university as a shambles of innovation and disorder. The perspective offered by the graphic tables in this document of enrollment trends and patterns over several decades offers some middle ground of truth. The social changes of modern times often outrun the capacity of postsecondary education to adapt; by the same token, colleges, universities and their constituencies have contributed to the balance and continuity that orderly change requires. Enrollment patterns and trends for the Southern states appear to reflect continuing and gradual adaptation of the educational structure to societal needs. It is the responsibility of educators and public policy makers to assure that postsecondary education remains responsive to those changing needs. The graphic presentations include: percent increase in college age population and college enrollment in the South; women as percent of total enrollment in the South; college enrollment growth by race in the South; percent in college by family income levels in the U.S.; enrollment by institutional type in the South; and enrollment percent graduate and undergraduate in the South. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.