ERIC Number: ED219984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Council of Graduate Schools-Graduate Record Examinations Board 1981-1982 Survey of Graduate Enrollment, Part I.
Cox, Virginia B.; Khoury, Bernard V.
Information is presented on graduate student enrollments, applications for graduate study, availability of assistantships and fellowships, graduate degrees awarded, and stipends for teaching assistants, based on the 1981-1982 Survey of Graduate Enrollment of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)-Graduate Record Examinations Board. Of the survey questionnaires sent to the 363 CGS graduate school members, 275 were returned. Declines were found in overall total enrollment and first-time enrollments, while applications for admission to graduate schools increased at private doctoral institutions but decreased at master's institutions. Numbers of graduate assistants remained essentially unchanged, and fellowships offered showed an overall decline especially among larger doctoral schools. There was a slight overall decrease in master's degrees awarded while doctoral degrees increased at all private and public institutions. Stipends paid to teaching assistants in English Departments increased by 10.4% between 1980 and 1981 with substantially greater increases reported by private institutions. Teaching assistants in chemistry departments received stipend increases at about 8.6% during the year. The results are presented in 10 statistical tables. Most data are presented by public, private, and total schools, and some tables present data for institutions classified by highest degree awarded. In addition, information is presented on the percentage that the number of respondents represents of the total group, the total number of students reported each year, and the percentage change from 1980 to 1981. (SW)
Descriptors: Assistantships, Chemistry, College Applicants, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, English Departments, Enrollment Trends, Fellowships, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Private Colleges, School Surveys, State Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Teaching Assistants, Trend Analysis
Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ 08541.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Association of Graduate Schools.; Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Also issued as: CGS Communicator Special Report, Volume XIV, No. 5, January 1982.