ERIC Number: ED315017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Fall Enrollment in Institutions of Higher Education, 1987. Survey Report.
Schantz, Nancy P.
The report presents data on student enrollment at accredited colleges taken from the "Fall Enrollment" survey, part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The first section reviews trends in higher education enrollment from 1970 through 1987. The second section presents data on higher education enrollment for the fall of 1987 by: control and level of institution; level of education; attendance status; and sex and age of student. Enrollment trends identified between 1970 and 1987 are as follows: most of the dramatic increase (about 45%) in higher education enrollment occurred between 1970 and 1983; part-time enrollment increased about 70% from 1970 to 1987; and the enrollment of women increased 93% since 1970. Highlights of the 1987 data include the following: higher education enrollment increased 2.1% from 1986; most students in institutions of higher education were enrolled in public institutions; there was no increase in number of students enrolled in private institutions; over half of all students in higher education were 24 years of age or younger, though 27% of all students were 30 years old or older; and most younger students were enrolled full time and most older students were enrolled part time. Appendixes provide tables, technical information on the data collection procedures related to this survey, and a listing of IPEDS state coordinators. (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.