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ERIC Number: ED176612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
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Masters Students in Canada.
von Zur-Muehlen, Max
Recent trends in graduate enrollment at the master's level in Canadian universities are reviewed and a profile of the socioeconomic characteristics of these graduate students is presented. Data are presented on full- and part-time masters student enrollment by field of study, by region and field of study, by sex and discipline, and by permanent residence. Thirty-three tables present data on the following characteristics of full- and part-time master's level students: marital status, number of children, age distribution, country of birth, country of citizenship, immigration status, date of achievement of landed immigrant status, career location, reason for graduate study, employment sector, anticipated year of graduation, and anticipated employment sector. In the early seventies, Canadian universities granted more than 10,000 masters degrees annually, compared with less than 3,000 per year during the early sixties. Part-time enrollment is now almost as large as full-time enrollment. About 75 percent of masters students are male. The large majority of full- and part-time masters students are permanent residents of their province of study, and more than 50 percent of the full-time students are Canadians by birth. Almost 75 percent of the full-time students are Canadian citizens. The majority of the part-time masters students are over 28 years old, and 36 percent of them are single. Over 60 percent of the full-time students are single. Eighty-six percent of the full-time masters students prefer to remain in Canada, with 40 percent anticipating employment in universities, 20 percent in government, and slightly more than 20 percent in industry or private agencies. (SC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada