ERIC Number: ED306474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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Selected Characteristics of Students Enrolled in Doctoral Programs in Student Affairs, 1988-1989.
Schuh, John H.
This study was undertaken to provide a profile of students enrolled in doctoral programs in student affairs administration during the 1988-1989 academic year. Questionnaires were sent to the administrative heads of doctoral programs in student affairs administration at the 58 institutions in the United States listed in the American College Personnel Association's "Guide to Graduate Preparation Programs" as having such programs. Data from 48 responding institutions identified a total of 775 students enrolled in doctoral programs at the institutions included in the study. Over one-half of the students were women (56.3%). Most students were enrolled in institutions located in the Southeast and Great Lakes regions, with the smallest number enrolled in Pacific region institutions. The majority of students (62.5%) were enrolled part-time in their programs. Caucasians made up 79.5% of the students; blacks comprised nearly 14% of the students, followed by Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. Over 30% of the students were between the ages of 31 and 35, 27.3% were between 26 and 30, and 22.8% were between 36 and 40. Few students were over 50 or under 25 years of age. Over 80% of the students intended to pursue administrative careers, with the balance of the students having career plans along a faculty track. (A table showing number of respondents by regional grouping and a list of participating institutions are appended.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Washington, DC, March 29-April 1, 1989).