ERIC Number: ED084979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Undergraduate Enrollment in 2-Year and 4-Year Colleges: October 1972. Current Population Reports, Series P-20, No. 257.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
There have been considerable gains in the number of students enrolled in college at the undergraduate level in the past several years. The gain in enrollment in 2-year colleges has been especially marked. The total number of students enrolled in the first 4-years of college increased from 5.1 million in October 1966 to 7.0 million in October 1972, or by 37%. Enrollment in 2-year colleges increased from 1.0 million to 1.9 million during this time period, or by 83%, accounting for most of the increase in the size of the freshmen and sophomore classes since 1966. The proportion of first and second-year students who were attending 2-year colleges rather than 4-year colleges increased from 31% in 1966 to 43% in 1972. The information on social and economic characteristics of undergraduates shows that the opening of many 2-year community colleges has increased the opportunity for college education for minority students and also for older persons. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Study
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.65)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.