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ERIC Number: ED172632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Fall Enrollment in Higher Education, 1977. Final Report.
Pepin, Andrew J.
Data are provided on fall 1977 enrollment in American colleges and universities. Information is grouped under four major categories: summary tables, enrollment by level of institution, enrollment by state, and enrollment by institution. The data were obtained from the 3,130 two-year and four-year public and private colleges and universities and their branches included in the National Center for Education Statistics'"Education Directory: 1977-78 Colleges and Universities." Race/ethnic and major field of study data were not collected in fall 1977. Background information on the survey population, questionnaire editing procedures, and a reproduction of the survey instrument are appended. Findings are summarized as follows: total enrollment in fall 1977 in all institutions of higher education increased 2.6 percent over the previous year; the trend toward increased enrollment of women continued in fall 1977; there were greater increases in part-time than in full-time enrollment in both public and private institutions; at public colleges and universities, there was an increase of 2.9 percent in first-time freshman enrollment in 1977, while the opposite was true for private institutions, which experienced a slight drop (0.1 percent) in first-time freshman enrollment. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Rate, Geographic Location, Graduate Study, Higher Education, National Surveys, Private Colleges, State Colleges, Statistical Data, Undergraduate Study
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original