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ERIC Number: ED350954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
National Postsecondary Statistics, Collegiate and Noncollegiate: Fall 1991. Early Estimates.
Pluta, Mark J.
This report provides early estimates of key fall 1991 enrollment statistics as well as academic year 1990-91 completions statistics for all postsecondary institutions in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. The study employed a survey which was part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The survey, conducted by telephone, collected key enrollment and completions data from a nationwide sample of 1,195 postsecondary institutions representing the more than 10,000 such schools in operation in 1991. Institutions of higher education comprised about one-third of all postsecondary institutions, but accounted for 93 percent of the total 1991 fall enrollment and conferred 68 percent of all postsecondary awards in 1990-91. Highlights of the summary are the following: (1) an estimated 14.8 million students were enrolled at postsecondary institutions in the United States in fall 1991; (2) overall fall enrollment at postsecondary institutions has remained stable since the previous year while the enrollment of women increased 1.7 percent. Significant gains were made in 2-year institutions particularly in part-time enrollment; and (3) the total number of degrees and other formal awards conferred by postsecondary institutions in 1990-91 showed no significant change over 1989-90. (Included are six tables and a glossary.) (JB)
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Education Information Branch, Room 300, 555 New Jersey Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20208-5641.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.