ERIC Number: ED109964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-20
Reference Count: 0
Demographic Analysis Related to Non-Traditional Study: What Do the Data Show Us?
Trivett, David A.
In this document, tables and charts illustrate the present state of attainment of education in the U.S. and the changing nature of choices people are making. The document attempts to show the demographic data that proves or disproves the necessity of nontraditional study and the relationship of nontraditional study to the fate of higher education in general. Data is used to answer the questions: to what extent is there a population available with sufficient education to benefit from either traditional or nontraditional study; will high school graduates who are no longer choosing to attend college change their minds later in their lives; would widespread availability of alternative forms of education restore the upward trend in college attendence; are we leveling off to a"natural" rate of college attendance; what are future trends in education? Data seem to support the view that in the future more older people will go to school. Tables include information on: number of high school graduates; number and type of people attending college; years of college completed; enrollment changes and trends; comparisons of working and school populations; and enrollment projections. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at conference on "Non-Traditional Study: Threat, Promise or Necessity," (Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, May 20, 1975)