ERIC Number: ED294963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School Enrollment--Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 1985 and 1984. Current Population Reports: Population Characteristics.
Bruno, Rosalind R.
Current Population Reports, Series P-20 n426 Apr 1988
Using data from the October supplements to the Current Population Survey (CPS), collected in 1984 and 1985, this report presents statistical information on students in the United States attending nursery school through college by age, race, Spanish origin, sex, marital status, household relationship, residence, and family income. The data are limited to the enrollment of civilian noninstitutional population in regular schools, and thus exclude enrollments in vocational schools, adult education classes, and special schools. The report also includes summary data from earlier CPS surveys, and a discussion of recent enrollment trends. The following highlights are included: (1) elementary and high school enrollment was 40.8 million in 1985, down from 46.1 million in 1975; (2) enrollment rates of 6- to 15-year-olds remained essentially the same, while the enrollment rates of 16- and 17-year olds grew slightly; (3) there were 12.5 million college students in 1985, 15 percent above enrollment in 1975; (4) the college enrollment rate of black 18- to 21-year-olds remained at 25 percent from 1975 to 1985, and the proportion of the age group who were high school dropouts declined by 10 percentage points to 17 percent; (5) preprimary enrollment of 3- to 5-year-olds was 5.9 million in 1985, an 18 percent increase from 1975 (due partially to a rise in the number of 3- to 5-year-olds); (6) in 1985, 38 percent of kindergarten students attended all day, up from 14 percent in 1970; and (7) in 1985, 34 percent of nursery school students attended all day, compared with 27 percent in 1970. Tables and figures illustrate the data. Appendices provide supplementary tables, definitions and explanations, and a discussion of the source and reliability of the estimates. (BJV)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Status, Family Status, Marital Status, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.