ERIC Number: ED111274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Population Characteristics. Income and Expenses of Students Enrolled in Postsecondary Schools: October 1973. Current Population Reports. Series P-20, No. 281.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
This report presents data on the income and expenses of students enrolled in colleges, universities and vocational schools providing training beyond the high school level based on a supplement to the October 1973 Current Population Survey (CPS). The tables present data for students enrolled in October 1973 based on family income, expected educational expenses, sources on income, type of school attended, full-time/part-time attendance status, marital status, and financial dependence on parents. Some major findings are: (1) The median expected educational expenses for full-time college students varied from about $620 for those in public junior colleges to $2,640 for students in private universities, and to about $890 for full-time students in vocational schools. (2) Student's yearly earning and aid from parents were the most common sources of income for undergraduates. Forty-four percent of postsecondary students (excluding graduate students) worked while attending school to pay for the costs of their education. Forty-two percent of students were aided by their parents, 8 percent of students received state scholarships or grants, and about 7 percent received local scholarships. (3) Blacks made up about 8 percent of the total postsecondary school enrollment in October 1973. While a slightly lower proportion of blacks than whites was attending 4-year colleges and universities, the proportion of blacks attending 2-year and vocational schools was somewhat higher than that for white students. The appendix reproduces the survey form used to collect data. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Colleges, Costs, Expenditures, Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Income, Postsecondary Education, Scholarships, Student Loan Programs, Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, White Students
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 and U.S. Department of Commerce, district offices ($1.10)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.