ERIC Number: ED211015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Collegiate Enrollments in the U.S., 1980-81: Statistics, Interpretations, and Trends. Combined 4-Year Institutions and 2-Year Institutions Edition.
Mickler, J. Ernest
Data on 1980-81 enrollments in U.S. four-year and two-year higher education institutions are presented and interpreted. Data from 1,818 four-year institutions in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Territories indicated a total enrollment for fall 1980 of over 7 million, of which over 5 million were full-time and slightly over 2 million were part-time. Women students comprised 49.9 percent of the population in the four-year schools. Data from 1,083 two-year colleges and proprietary schools indicated a total enrollment for fall 1980 of slightly over 4 million, of which approximately 1.5 million were full-time and about 2.5 million were part-time. Women students comprised 53.5 percent of the population in the two-year schools. Enrollments in four-year institutions increased by 3.6 percent, and full-time enrollments also increased by 3.6 percent. Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled in four-year institutions attend a school or college that is part of a statewide system. Additional findings include the following: unitary systems registered a 6.1 percent increase in full-time enrollments; public complex universities' full-time enrollments increased by 2.4 percent; private-complex universities' full-time enrollments increased by 2.6 percent; multipurpose institutions' full-time enrollments increased by 4 percent; public two-year institutions' enrollments increased by 7.8 percent; independent private two-year colleges, church affiliated, and proprietary schools' combined enrollments increased by 5.7 percent; junior colleges' enrollment increased by 8 percent; community colleges' enrollment increased by 7.8 percent; full-time entering freshmen enrollments increased; collegiate enrollment of veterans and related student groups declined by 11.3 percent; and graduate school enrollments increased by 2.5 percent. (SW)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Females, Full Time Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, National Surveys, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, School Surveys, State Colleges, Technical Institutes, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Students, Universities
ACT Publications, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.