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ERIC Number: ED268915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
College Enrollment Holds Steady, Survey Shows. American Council on Education News.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Results of a national survey of college enrollment trends for fall 1985 are summarized. Based on enrollment figures from more than 70% of U.S. colleges and universities, it was found that overall college and university enrollments continued to hold relatively steady, despite shrinking numbers of high school graduates and 18- to 24-year-olds. College officials attributed the enrollment stability to improvements in academic programs, increased enrollment of graduate students, and stepped-up recruitment of both traditional and nontraditional students. Some officials who reported enrollment declines cited higher tuition as a factor. Additional findings include: full-time enrollment was down 2% overall, but was stable among private institutions; community colleges showed an estimated 4% decrease in full-time enrollment; for public institutions, part-time enrollment increased by 1.7%; overall enrollment of first-time full-time freshmen increased by about 1%, while at four-year public institutions, it increased by 2%; enrollment for first professional degrees dropped by 2%, but graduate enrollment increased by an estimated 3.5%; in all, 27% of institutions reported significant decreases in full-time enrollment; and another 14.8% of institutions reported significantly increased full-time enrollment. (SW)
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 (free with self-addressed envelope).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.