ERIC Number: ED328615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
National Higher Education Statistics: Fall 1990. Early Estimates. Survey Report.
Preliminary statistics on enrollment and degrees awarded for higher education in the United States are summarized. The data are based on responses from 639 institutions of higher education on the Early Estimates Panel, a stratified random sample that is representative of the universe of 3,598 institutions of higher education in the nation in the 1989-90 academic year. Selected data items from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System "Fall Enrollment" survey and "Completions" survey were requested via telephone from the Early Estimates Representative of each institution in the sample between mid-October and mid-November 1990. The data were edited in light of previous years' survey responses, where available. The overall response rate for the 1990 "Early Estimates" survey was 99%. In 1990, fall enrollment in colleges and universities increased 3.4% over that for 1989. Total awards of associate and higher degrees rose about 2.7% in the 1989-90 academic year. Women accounted for almost all of the increase nationally. The nine tables presented show the following statistics, mostly by sex: (1) enrollment by attendance status, attendance level of student, and level and control of institution, for the fall of 1989 and 1990; (2) degrees conferred by control of institution and/or level of degree from 1969-70 to 1989-90; and (3) college-age population by age group from 1970 to 1990. (TJH)
Descriptors: Age Groups, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment, Estimation (Mathematics), Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Population Trends, School Statistics, Sex Differences, Statistical Data
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Information Services, Room 300, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20208-5641.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.