ERIC Number: ED346787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Pennsylvania and the State System of Higher Education in the 1990s: Demographics and Trends.
Moyer, Kerry L.
This report presents demographics and information on Pennsylvania's state system of higher education and on issues that may influence that system in the 1990s. Following a brief introduction, the first section treats changes in state demographics including migration, minority groups, accelerated aging of the general population, and family housing. A section outlining the changes in the state system of higher education demographics covers human resource trends, enrollment changes, and the changing role of women in society. The next section outlines economic changes including trends in tuition and charges, funding for the state system, future funding from the state legislature, the state's labor force, and employment trends. A look at social changes examines public commitment to education, public responses to social changes, and affirmative action. This is followed by a section presenting a summary of student markets touching on the high school graduate group as well as on increasing postsecondary participation and future possible markets. Major trends are summarized next. The final section looks at operating environments, the state itself, and the threats and opportunities open to the state and the higher education system. Included are a list of members of the Board of Governors for the state system of higher education, 33 tables, and 24 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Females, Higher Education, Migration Patterns, Population Trends, School Demography, Sex Role, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns, State Aid, State Colleges, State Government, State Legislation, State Universities, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania