ERIC Number: ED306708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Education, 1989. Volume 2: Postsecondary Education.
Baker, Curtis O., Ed.; Rogers, Gayle Thompson, Ed.
Statistical information on educational indicators derived from studies conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) and from other studies and surveys is presented in a chartbook format. This year, the indicators are published in two volumes, one addressing elementary and secondary education, and the other postsecondary education. A third volume, "1989 Education Indicators," includes the text, tables, and graphs from the first two volumes and supplies technical supporting data, supplemental information, and data sources.) Indicators for postsecondary education have been grouped under the headings of outcomes, resources, and context. Outcome indicators include trends in completion (higher education attainment, degress conferred, and fields of study by race, ethnicity, and sex) and economic outcomes (young adult earnings and higher education research and development spending). Resource indicators focus on fiscal resources (college and university revenues and per student expenditures) and human resources (faculty salaries, new doctorates with jobs in education). Context resources focus entirely on student characteristics: enrollments by type and control of institution, selected personal characteristics, and enrollments by age group and ethnicity. Indicators have been added on degrees awarded according to fields of study and gender. Narrative discussions and charts depict each indicator; 19 supporting tables are appended. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Ethnic Distribution, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, School Statistics, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.