ERIC Number: ED218997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Report on the Council of Graduate Schools-Graduate Record Examinations Board 1981-82 Survey of Graduate Enrollment, Part II, June 1982.
Cox, Virginia B.; Khoury, Bernard V.
Results of the Council of Graduate Schools-Graduate Record Examinations Board 1981-1982 Survey of Graduate Enrollment, Part II are presented, based on usable responses from 299 institutions. The survey findings provide information about changes in the pattern of graduate school enrollment and allow comparisons between public and private institutions, between institutions offering the master's or Ph.D. as the highest degree, and among six major discipline areas. Overall graduate school enrollment increased in the social sciences, physical sciences, and engineering between the 1980-1981 and 1981-1982 academic years, while slight decreases occurred in humanities and biological sciences, with education reporting the largest decrease. A similar trend is noted in first-time enrollments. Enrollment of women at graduate schools showed little change, while the enrollment of Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian American students increased, and the enrollment of blacks significantly decreased. Enrollment of foreign students continued to increase at graduate schools. Fellowships decreased in all disciplines except humanities, teaching assistants increased in all disciplines, and research assistants decreased in all disciplines except engineering. Master's degrees awarded increased in the social sciences, physical sciences, and engineering, while doctoral degrees awarded increased in education, engineering, and biological sciences. The total number of Doctor of Arts degrees showed an overall decrease, although the number of post-doctoral students increased at both public and private Ph.D.-granting institutions. Additionally, the proportion of first-time, graduate enrollment classified as part-time decreased slightly. (SW)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment Trends, Fellowships, Females, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Majors (Students), Males, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Postdoctoral Education, Private Colleges, Research Assistants, School Surveys, State Colleges, Teaching Assistants
Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ 08541.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Also issued as "CGS Communicator Special Report, Volume XV, No. 6, August 1982."