ERIC Number: ED228940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-2
Reference Count: N/A
Undergraduate Postsecondary Education.
Lee, Barbara A.
Undergraduate postsecondary education is discussed in regard to the size of the enterprise, student enrollments, and financing. In addition, attention is directed to the availability of information about undergraduate postsecondary education. The number of institutions offering postsecondary education, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, was 3,270 in 1980. In addition, about 7,700 noncollegiate schools provided some form of postsecondary training in 1980. While about 3.6 million students were enrolled in higher education in 1960, enrollment had reached 8.5 million in 1970 and 12.4 million in 1981. Undergraduate enrollment increased at a somewhat higher rate between 1970 and 1981 than did overall enrollments. Enrollment is also considered by gender, full- and part-time status, race/ethnicity, age, region, state, academic program, noncredit courses, noncollegiate institutions, adult education. In addition, major sources of income to public and private colleges and universities are shown as a percentage of total current funds between 1970 and 1980. Changes in the proportion of institutional revenues during the decade are also examined, along with funding for credit and noncredit activities, voluntary support, tuition, student aid, and faculty salaries. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.