ERIC Number: ED240904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Year of Stability: Fall 1983 Enrollment at Independent Colleges and Universities.
Thrift, Julianne Still; Toppe, Christopher
Results of the fall 1983 survey of enrollments at private colleges and universities are presented. Of the approximately 1,500 independent colleges, more than 1,200 institutions responded. Survey findings include the following: only universities lost total enrollment, while two-year colleges increased enrollment by 5.6 percent; total enrollment increased in all regions; almost 412,000 full-time freshmen entered private colleges; graduate enrollment increased by 2.63 percent; 65 universities, which account for about 4 percent of all private colleges, enrolled about 44 percent of all graduate students; and universities and specialized institutions enrolled about 76 percent of all first-professional students, with comprehensive colleges and universities accounting for another 21 percent. Data are provided that show aggregate and median percentage change in full-time entering freshmen by type of institution. Additional statistical tables cover the following: percent change of entering freshmen by region and size of college; full-time and part-time undergraduate enrollment; percent change in undergraduate enrollment by type of institution, region, and institution size; full-time and part-time graduate and first professional enrollment trends; and headcount enrollment trends. (SW)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, Geographic Regions, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Professional Education, School Size, School Surveys, Undergraduate Students
National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 601, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.