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ERIC Number: ED330269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-3
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Proprietary School Sector: A Demographic and Financial Aid Profile.
Yankosky, Richard E.; Andrew, Loyd
The purpose of this study of the proprietary sector of postsecondary education was to examine in detail exactly what population it serves, types of services provided, and the degree to which financial aid packaging helps students. A representative sample of 3,837 students attending less-than-two-year and two-year proprietary schools in the United States were analyzed. Data were obtained from the fall 1986 National Postsecondary Student Financial Aid Survey conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics. Among the study results were the following: (1) low-income women and minorities dominated enrollment in short-term, less-expensive training programs while white male aid recipients with higher family incomes enrolled in longer-term, more expensive programs; (2) 79% of all aid recipients in proprietary schools received aid from one or two different sources; (3) aid recipients in proprietary schools received the majority of their aid from federal sources; (4) the typical aid recipient in a less-than-two-year school was unmarried (72%), female (72%), 26 years of age, and attended school on a full-time basis (77%); and (5) the typical aid recipient in a two-year school was unmarried (79%), white (66%), 24 years of age, dependent (55%) upon parents for financial support, and attended on a full-time basis (87%). Conclusions and implications are presented. Contains 9 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A