ERIC Number: ED126844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Impacts of Future Student Demand: An Application of a Demographically-Differentiated Projection Model.
Newton, Robert D.
Because the enrollment question is central to the resolution of a number of issues facing higher education, institutions as well as jurisdictional bodies have become increasingly concerned with the determination of future student demand. However, the changing characteristics of our population indicate the need for a new and somewhat more complex model for projecting enrollments than heretofore has been required, one which recognizes a variety of demographically-differentiated population sectors and their uniquely characterized patterns of participation in various types of organized educational experience. Presented is an example of such an endeavor. It was precipitated by the needs of a task force appointed by a state-level governing board to make appraisals of the impacts upon future enrollment prospects resulting from the application of a variety of policy assumptions designed to achieve explicitly defined goals. The development of a model to which a variety of "what if" type of questions could be addressed was a direct outgrowth of this experience. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research (Los Angeles, California, May 1976)