ERIC Number: ED124102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Demographic and Economic Influences on the Growth and Decline of Higher Education.
Carroll, Stephen J.; Morrison, Peter A.
Out of a factual description of the national demographic and economic context of higher education in general the authors offer interpretations for community colleges emphasizing three trends significant to educational planners: (1) Demographic pressure that made for increased enrollments in the past will dissipate at the traditional college-going age range, but continue at the somewhat older ages, when people are commonly drawn back to higher education, especially to community colleges; (2) since the present oversupply of college-educated persons is likely to persist for more than a few years, it is likely that the gap between the expected lifetime earnings of college and high school graduates will continue to narrow; and (3) in light of the high and rapidly rising costs associated with college attendance, it is reasonable to anticipate continued low rates of college enrollment compared with the late 1960's and, possibly, futher decline in these rates. (Author/JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.