ERIC Number: ED330086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Digest of Education Statistics, 1990.
Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.
This document, consisting of 7 chapters, 35 figures, and 380 tables, provides statistical data on most aspects of United States education, both public and private, from kindergarten through graduate school. The chapters cover the following topics; (1) all levels of education; (2) elementary and secondary education; (3) postsecondary, college, university, vocational, and adult education; (4) federal programs for education and related activities; (5) outcomes of education; (6) international comparisons of education; and (7) learning resources and technology. A wide range of information is presented on subjects including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollment, graduates, educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, employment and income of graduates, libraries, and international education. Supplemental information on population trends, attitudes on education, educational characteristics of the labor force, government finances, and economic trends is provided. Included among data not appearing in previous editions are the following: salary comparisons of public and private school teachers and principals; mean tuition charges of private schools; student participation rates in federal, state, and local programs; residence and migration of first-time college students; student performance on history and geography tests; trend profiles of persons earning doctor's degrees in humanities and life sciences; characteristics of college faculty; faculty salaries; staff employed in higher education institutions; and computer use by students and adults. A short introduction highlights major findings, and each chapter contains a brief overview of significant trends. A guide to sources, definitions, and an index are included. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Degrees (Academic), Dropout Rate, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Federal Programs, Government Publications, Higher Education, Information Technology, Institutional Characteristics, International Education, Library Statistics, Microcomputers, National Norms, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Demography, School Holding Power, School Statistics, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Technical Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
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