ERIC Number: ED171954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Education: Enrollments and Programs in Noncollegiate Postsecondary Schools, 1976.
Kay, Evelyn R.
An analysis of statistical data is used to examine enrollments and programs in noncollegiate postsecondary schools. A number of factors are reviewed including enrollment and size of public and private noncollegiate postsecondary schools; sex characteristics, age, and racial/ethnic background of students; offerings, length, and charges of programs; employment facts, sex characteristics, and full-time/part-time status of staff; teacher/student ratios; and correspondence of school facts. A few of the reported findings are (1) in 1976 nearly 8,500 public and private noncollegiate postsecondary schools offered instructional programs leading to occupational objectives; (2) more than a fourth of the public schools had enrollments of 500 students or more compared with only 4% of the private schools in the same size category; (3) in 1976 women made up 51% of the total school enrollment in noncollegiate postsecondary schools; (4) the average enrollment age was 26.2 years; (5) the majority, 70.1% of students in schools that reported racial/ethnic groups, was white; and (6) nearly 27,300 programs were offered by public and private postsecondary schools in 1976. The appendixes contain the statistical tables on which the report is based, technical notes, and survey questionnaires sent to the school sample, correspondence schools, and schools not in the sample. (CSS)
Descriptors: Age, Business Education Facilities, Content Analysis, Correspondence Schools, Cosmetology, Enrollment, Females, Flight Training, Health Occupations Centers, Males, Office Occupations Education, Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Programs, Public Schools, Racial Composition, Research Reports, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Students, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Technical Institutes, Trade and Industrial Education, Tuition, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Schools
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-080-01884-5)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.