ERIC Number: ED273178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: 0
Public, Four-Year Colleges and Universities: A Healthy Enrollment Environment?
Ludwig, Meredith; And Others
Enrollment patterns for campuses belonging to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges are reported. A total of 473 colleges (85% response rate) provided estimates of enrollments expected for fall 1985. Attention is directed to enrollment trends for undergraduate and graduate students, first professional students, and first-time freshmen. Regional enrollment trends are also reported. Enrollment is analyzed in the context of other trends affecting higher education: an aging population, growth of minority groups, academic preparation of students for college, and employment patterns. Employment data for 1984-1985 are included on: the fast growing technician occupations for 1984-1985 (number of paralegal personnel, computer programmers, engineering, and medical records technicians); and number of teaching positions at the elementary, secondary, college, adult education, and vocation education levels. Trends in selected research occupations and professional fields are also reported. Another area of consideration is enrollment trends and conditions at historically public black colleges and universities that are members of the Office for the Advancement of Public Black Colleges. Data are reported for the total sample and for individual institutions. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Freshmen, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, Geographic Regions, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Part Time Students, Professional Education, Public Colleges, State Colleges, State Universities, Undergraduate Students
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC. Office of Communications Services.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
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