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ERIC Number: ED191420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Fall Enrollment in Higher Education, 1978.
Pepin, Andrew J.
Data are presented on fall 1978 enrollment in American colleges and universities. The data were obtained from 3,173 two-year and four-year public and private colleges and universities and their branches included in the National Center for Education Statistics'"Education Directory, 1978-79, Colleges and Universities." Information is grouped under seven major categories: summary tables, enrollment by level of institution, enrollment by state, enrollment by institution, enrollment by race/ethnicity, enrollment by major degree field, and enrollment by major degree field and race/ethnicity. Findings include the following: enrollments in colleges and universities declined for the second time in the last three years; public college and university enrollments dropped for all three types of institutions, while total private school enrollment increased; women enrollments in colleges for the past several years have counterbalanced the decreases in enrollments experienced by men; and a total of 1.8 percent fewer students attended college full-time in 1978 than the previous year. Background information on the survey population and questionnaire procedures and a sample survey questionnaire are included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Rate, Ethnic Groups, Females, Geographic Location, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Males, Minority Groups, Private Colleges, State Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study
National Center for Education Statistics, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202
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 legibillty of original document.