ERIC Number: ED351957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Students at Less-Than-4-Year Institutions. National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. Statistical Analysis Report. Contractor Report.
Byce, Chuck; Schmitt, Carl M.
This report examines the characteristics of less-than-4-year institutions and the students who attend them. Data are presented on the number and size of less-than-4-year institutions, their educational offerings, types of degrees awarded, and on student demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, attendance costs, and financial aid. Following an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 provides a description of enrollment and program offerings at less-than-4-year institutions using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Data System survey. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 use National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (1987) data to describe students enrolled in less-than-4-year public, private not-for-profit, and private for-profit institutions. The sixth chapter compares students attending the different types of less-than-4-year institutions with those attending 4-year institutions. The seventh and final chapter summarizes the findings of this study. Student characteristics examined are divided into four groups: demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including sex, age, marital status, dependent student's family income, and independent student's income; educational goals, including ultimate degree objective and field of study; student expenses, including the average amount paid for tuition and fees, housing, transportation, and miscellaneous; and sources and average amounts of financial support. Appendices include study technical notes and lists of selected undergraduate characteristics. (GLR)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment, Fees, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Socioeconomic Status, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Tables (Data), Tuition, Two Year Colleges
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.