ERIC Number: ED311808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
National Estimates of Higher Education: School Year 1988-89. Early Estimates. Survey Report.
Cohen, Michael P.; Kroe, Elaine
An "Early National Estimates" survey of higher education, part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, is reported. Estimates from the survey indicate the following: fall 1988 enrollments in colleges and universities increased almost 2.5% over fall 1987; overall, degree awards remained fairly stable in academic year 1988, although awards to women increased; revenues and expenditures increased 7% and 6%, respectively, in fiscal year 1988; enrollment at U.S. institutions of higher education reached an all-time high of 12.8 million in the fall of 1988, an increase of 2.4% over 1987; enrollment increases have occurred despite steady declines since 1981 of the U.S. population of 18- to 24-year-olds, which has traditionally comprised the largest share of student enrollment; the estimated number of degrees conferred in 1988 was not significantly greater than the year before; degree awards at the master's and doctor's levels were stable between 1987 and 1988, but for first professional degrees, there were declines in awards to men and in awards at public institutions; and the current funds revenues of institutions of higher education reached an estimated $116 billion in fiscal year 1988, and current funds expenditures and transfers totalled $113 billion. Tables and a discussion of survey methodology are included. (SM)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Educational Finance, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Females, Full Time Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Males, National Surveys, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Undergraduate Students, Womens Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.