ERIC Number: ED350954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
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)
Descriptors: Colleges, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Graduates, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Statistical Data, Telephone Surveys
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
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.