ERIC Number: ED101643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Graduate School Adjustments to the "New Depression" in Higher Education. Technical Report No. 3.
Breneman, David W.
This report presents findings from a study that investigated trends in graduate student enrollments, financial support, and job placements for new doctoral graduates over a recent 6-year period. The purpose was to access some of the impacts that declining financial support for graduate students and recent labor market difficulties for Ph.D's have had on graduate departments. Findings indicate: (1) In the majority of disciplines studied, the result was a general stability in the percentage distribution of graduate enrollments among quality categories over this period of adjustment. (2) The cutbacks in federal support for graduate students have had a larger absolute impact on the highest rated departments because they are the largest departments and have the most federally supported students, but these departments have not suffered disproportionately relative to the others. (3) Private universities enrolled a slightly smaller proportion of graduate students in the fields under study in FY 1973 than in FY 1968, but the highest rated graduate departments in private institutions actually increased their proportion of enrollments relative to comparably rated public departments. Additional findings and statistical data are included. (MJM)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Job Placement, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, Private Schools
Printing and Publishing Office, National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Board on Graduate Education, Washington, DC.