ERIC Number: ED250827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
School Enrollment--Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 1983 (Advance Report).
Current Population Reports, Series P-27 n394 Oct 1984
Data on nationwide school enrollment among various socioeconomic and demographic groups in 1983 and earlier years were obtained from the Current Population Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census and are presented in six tables. Total school attendance has decreased every year since 1975. Most of the decrease in the aggregate number of students is due to smaller cohorts of persons of elementary through high school ages (5 to 17 years). However, college enrollment estimated at 10.8 million persons ages 14 to 34 in October 1983 is substantially larger than the 8.2 million students enrolled in 1973. Three tables give data on 1965-83 enrollment among persons aged 3 to 34, broken down by educational level, race, Spanish origin, age, sex, and public or private control of the school. The remaining tables cover college enrollment from 1965-83 by sex, race, and Spanish origin; from 1972-83 by age and sex; and from 1970-83 by type of college, attendance status, age, and sex. In addition to regular Census questions on school enrollment, questions were asked about elementary and high school students concerning homework and changing schools. Three tables present data on these topics. (MLF)
Descriptors: Age, Census Figures, Declining Enrollment, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Homework, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Race, School Statistics, Sex, Socioeconomic Status, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Transfer Students
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (GPO Stock No. 003-001-90793-3; $1.25).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Note: Some tables will be marginally legible due to small print.