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ERIC Number: ED139356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
1976 Survey of Collegiate Programs for Older Adults. Summary Report.
Questionnaires were mailed to the directors of continuing education or special programs at 816 colleges and universities in the United States that were believed to offer programs for older adults. 84 percent of the 286 responding institutions reported programs for older adults; 1 percent had them in the planning stages; 3 percent had nontraditional programs that could be of interest to older adults; 3 percent had no organized program, but reported substantial annual enrollment of that population; 9 percent had no program and very limited enrollment of older adults. Three distinct types of programs emerged from the data collected: (1) tuition reduction, for credit and/or audit, in regular or continuing education courses; (2) courses integrated in the continuing education program that are designed to be of special interest to older adults; and (3) separate programs, distinct from the regular or continuing education programs. The enrollment and courses are described. Appendixes contain: the questionnaire; policies concerning tuition reduction; characteristics of type 3 programs; a list of courses taken by older adults in 1975-76; and the most popular courses among older adults. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Courses, Enrollment, Higher Education, National Surveys, Older Adults, Questionnaires, Student Interests, Tuition
Academy for Educational Development, 680 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.