ERIC Number: ED153889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
School Enrollment--Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 1976. Current Population Reports, Population Characteristics, Series P-20, No. 319.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Part of the continuing reports of data analysis of school and college enrollment, this report focuses on changes in college enrollment as affected by: family income; the changing size of the armed forces; the means of obtaining a high school diploma; and the type of degree being sought by college students. Following a brief narrative, the report consists primarily of tables and graphs of the statistical data. Several conclusions are drawn from the data: (1) recent changes in the education benefits of the GI bill lowered the level of college enrollment in the fall of 1976; (2) young adults from high income families are still more likely to attend college than are those from low income families; (3) about 95% of 1975 high school graduates received their diplomas upon graduation with their high school class; and (4) 10% of undergraduates in the first three years of college were reported to be attending college for purposes other than to obtain a college degree. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Degrees (Academic), Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Family Income, High School Graduates, Higher Education, National Surveys, Population Trends, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($2.40, paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to small type size and light print of most of the original document; For a related document, see ED 141 946