ERIC Number: ED158665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Council of Graduate Schools-Graduate Record Examinations Board 1977-78 Survey of Graduate Enrollment. Part II.
White, A. Leslie
A survey of graduate school enrollments provided responses from 309 of the 359 member schools of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States. Data are provided on 1976 and 1977 enrollments and percent changes in enrollments by discipline area, first-time enrollment, male and female enrollment, and ethnic group enrollment. Percent changes from 1976 to 1977 are provided on service-oriented research assistantships by discipline area, service-oriented teaching assistantships, and non-service-oriented fellowships. Percent changes are provided on master's degrees and doctoral degrees awarded by discipline area and on full-time and part-time, first-time enrollment. Overall enrollment increases are apparently occurring in all discipline areas when all institutions are looked at as a single group; only education and humanities are showing decreases across nearly all institutional types. Although the number of women enrolled in Ph.D.-highest institutions continues to increase, women still enroll in smaller numbers than do men. The decline of fellowship support continues, but there have been small increases in the number of teaching assistantships and research assistantships in all discipline areas. The total number of master's degrees awarded shows a slight decrease in the areas of education, humanities, and engineering, while the number of Ph.D.'s awarded decreased in all areas. (SW)
Descriptors: College Applicants, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Fellowships, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, National Surveys, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Teaching Assistants, Trend Analysis
Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.
Note: This report is also issued as "CGS Communicator Special Report No. 14, June 1978"