ERIC Number: ED290369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
CGS/GRE Annual Survey of Graduate Enrollment. 1986 Report.
Syverson, Peter D.; Robinson, Dawn S.
Data on graduate enrollments by enrollment status, sex, citizenship, ethnic group, and discipline are presented based on the results of the 1986-1987 Graduate Enrollment Survey sponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Graduate Record Examination Board. Questionnaire responses were received from 504 graduate-level institutions. Four sections of data are presented: data for all enrolled graduate students, data for only first-time graduate students in fall 1986, data on graduate degrees granted between July 1, 1985 and June 30, 1986, and data on completed applications submitted for the fall 1986 term. Findings include: the institutions enrolled a total of 953,400 graduate students in fall 1986 and 71% of these enrollments were at public institutions; nearly one-half of the students were women; part-time students constituted 53% of the total enrollment; 61% of women and 50% of men were enrolled part-time; Black students accounted for 4% percent of the total graduate enrollment, while Asians were 3% percent of the total, followed by Hispanic and American Indian students with 2% percent and 0.4% percent, respectively. The survey questionnaire and a new taxonomy of disciplines are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.