ERIC Number: ED309704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Planning Enrollment and Degrees System. Fall 1987 Enrollment Report.
Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
Data provided from the Research and Planning, Enrollment and Degrees System (RPEDS) in the state of Massachusetts are offered. Tables are presented with a focus on: total enrollment; gender; race/ethnicity; age; and comparison with Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) enrollment. Specific findings include: a total of 128,781 persons were enrolled in Massachusetts public universities, state colleges, and community colleges for the fall of 1987, which amounted to 108,043 full-time equivalents (FTE); women made up 55% and men comprised 45% of the entire student population; Blacks comprised 4.8%, Hispanics 2.9%, Asians 2.3%, and Native Americans 0.3% of total enrollments; the mean age for all students was 24.1 years; those students 30 years or older comprised 18% of all students; as age increased, there was a consistent, steady decline in the average credit loads of all undergraduates; and comparisons of this student population with all students enrolled in the public higher education system provide tentative findings regarding students enrolled in Division of Continuing Education (DCE). The comparisons indicate that greater proportions of minorities enrolled among state supported students while higher percentages of women and Whites enrolled among the DCE population and especially among DCE graduate students. Four appendices provide statistical data on: all students by segment and institution (includes FTE); undergraduates and graduate students by segment and institution (includes FTE); part-time and full-time undergraduates by segment and institution; and combined state supported and DCE enrollment from the 1987 IPEDS Summary Report. (SM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, College Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Ethnicity, Full Time Equivalency, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Nontraditional Students, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Race, Sex Differences, State Aid, State Colleges, Whites
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts