ERIC Number: ED204848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
School Enrollment-Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 1980 (Advance Report). Population Characteristics.
Current Population Reports, Series P-20 n362 May 1981
Six tables present data on nationwide school enrollment among various socioeconomic and demographic groups in 1980 and earlier years. The data reveal no significant changes from 1979, according to the authors, except for an increase in preprimary enrollment and a decrease in college enrollment among people over 35. The major educational trends of the 1970s continued into 1980, particularly the decline in elementary-secondary enrollments and the fluctuation in college enrollment. Three tables give data on 1965-1980 enrollment among persons aged 3 to 34, broken down by educational level, race, Spanish origin, age, sex, or public or private control of the school. The remaining tables cover college enrollment from the 1960s or 1970s to 1980, separating the data by such factors as sex, age, race, Spanish origin, high school graduation, part- or full-time attendance, and graduate, undergraduate, or two-year program level. (RW)
Descriptors: Age, Declining Enrollment, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Race, School Statistics, Sex, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($1.25).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Note: For a related document, see EA 013 625. Tables contain small print.