ERIC Number: ED112716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Higher Education in the United States. No. 1. Enrollments, a Review of Recent Literature. A Report to the Commission on the Future, the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America.
Pfnister, Allan O.
Two basic developments during the late 1960s and early 1970s will have long-term consequences for higher education in the United States. The first is the striking change in population trends; the declining birth rate reached a low of 15.6 live births per 1,000 population in 1972. The second factor examined is the apparent shift in attitude toward college going among the traditional group of college-age persons. These two factors will obviously not in themselves account for all of the changes that will take place in higher education before the year 2000, but numbers of students who finally enroll will always establish the context within which institutions must develop strategy, and will set the parameters within which changes will be effected. In reporting on the recent literature in these areas, the report makes no attempt to establish specific projections for any group of institutions, much less any individual institution. It does, however, examine the predictions of several other sources. The report examines the traditional pool from which college enrollments are drawn and the expanding college going pool, the "new student," and its impact on both public and private institutions. (JMF)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, College Students, Demography, Educational Attitudes, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Population Trends, School Demography, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Allan O. Pfnister, Professor of Higher Education, University of Denver, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80210 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Educational Conference of North America, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see HE 006 640-645