ERIC Number: ED234882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-22
Reference Count: N/A
Guess Who's Coming to College: Your Students in 1990.
Hodgkinson, Harold L.
Innovation Abstracts, v5 n13 Apr 22 1983
Demographic changes, especially changes in the birth cohort, will have a major impact on college enrollments. The passing of the Baby Boom generation may cause the closure of many colleges in the 1980's. The post-Baby Boom decline in births was almost completely a Caucasian phenomenon; the percentage of minorities is increasing dramatically, especially in the Sun Belt. The number of high school graduates from the Sun Belt will increase in less than a decade (in contrast to about 15 years for the population as a whole) with a high percentage of minorities. Thus, it behooves the higher education community to do everything it can to make sure that minority students become college eligible. Additional factors affecting enrollments will be the number of youths moving from high school directly into jobs, the availability of postsecondary education other than colleges and universities, the educational problems of students from single-parent families, the lack of funds for student aid in the Sun Belt, and the educational needs of the over-65 age group. (DC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.