ERIC Number: ED340314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
National Higher Education Statistics: Fall 1991. Early Estimates.
Pluta, Mark J.
Preliminary statistics are presented for enrollment and degrees awarded for higher education in the United States in the 1990-91 academic year. The data were obtained from 665 institutions of higher education on the Early Estimates Panel, a stratified random sample that is representative of the universe of 3,559 institutions of higher education in the nation. Selected data items from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System "Fall Enrollment" survey, "Completions" survey, and "Finance" survey were requested by telephone between mid-October and mid-November 1991. The data were edited against previous years' survey responses, where available. The overall response rate for the 1991 survey was 98.2 percent. In 1991, total enrollment at institutions of higher education reached a record high of nearly 14.2 million students. Estimates from the survey indicate that fall enrollment increased 3.2 percent over fall 1990, with significant gains in enrollment in two-year institutions; that total awards of associate and higher degrees rose 3.1 percent, with women accounting for most of the increase; and that revenues and expenditures increased 13.6 and 14.4 percent respectively from 1989, a 2-year period. Nine tables present statistics on the following topics: enrollment, degrees conferred, current funds revenues, expenditures and transfers, associate degrees conferred, bachelor's degrees conferred, master's degrees conferred, doctor's degrees conferred, and first-professional degrees conferred. (JB)
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
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.