ERIC Number: ED211010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Enrollment Report on Graduate Degree Programs, Fall 1980.
Speedie, Stuart M.
Enrollment trends as of fall 1980 in graduate degree programs in pharmacy are examined. Information is presented on full- and part-time students, women and minority enrollments, financial support programs provided to graduate students in 1980-81, enrollments by discipline, and enrollments by schools. The trend since 1978 in graduate education in pharmacy has been one of enlarging doctoral programs; doctoral students now comprise 46 percent of the total graduate student population. Most of the growth since 1978 can be accounted for by increases in the number of full-time and part-time Ph.D. students. A large proportion of this increase has been due to the increase in the number of women enrolled in doctoral programs. Enrollments in M.S. programs has been falling off since 1978, and the largest decrease has been in part-time M.S. students. The enrollments for minority students has remained essentially the same, and as a consequence, there has been a slight percentage decrease. It is possible that the increase in doctoral program enrollment may be related to the increase in financial support, since the availability of stipends would seem to make doctoral studies more attractive. The number of students enrolled in full-time graduate study has increased from 1,850 in 1978 to 2,028 in 1980. Women represent 30 percent of the full-time graduate student population, and the percentage of foreign students has remained constant at 29 percent for the last three years. A list of colleges by state is appended that indicates the professional degrees awarded. (SW)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment Trends, Females, Foreign Students, Full Time Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Part Time Students, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy, Place of Residence, Professional Education, School Statistics, Student Financial Aid
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 4630 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 201, Bethesda, MD 20014.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Bethesda, MD.