ERIC Number: ED353376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Lifelong Learning Trends: A Profile of Continuing Higher Education. Second Edition.
National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.
This publication provides national data on trends and participation in continuing higher education. The charts have been derived from data collected by the National University Continuing Education Association and governmental and private organizations. Narrative accompanies each chart. Section I highlights factors contributing to growth: part-time students, composition of labor force, tuition costs, college graduates, high school graduates, educational requirements for jobs, real family income, state distance education systems, and population by age. Section II focuses on student characteristics: part-time students, factors in choosing an institution, preferred class times, independent study enrollments, and post-baccalaureate certificate awardees and enrollments. Section III contains data on financing study, including employee benefits, military participation, financial aid sources, and industry providers of tuition assistance. Data in Section IV concerns preparing for global economy: institutions granting credit for prior learning, formal training by gender and race, states requiring professional continuing education, projected demand for classroom teachers, wage growth, investment in employment and training programs, scientific literacy, and limited English proficient enrollments. Section V presents data on building a literate and informed society: growth in master of liberal studies programs, tuition waivers for adults over 60, summer sessions, and study abroad programs. A glossary is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: College Students, Continuing Education, Corporate Support, Educational Finance, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Paying for College, School Business Relationship, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis, Veterans Education
National University Continuing Education Association, Publications Office, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 615, Washington, DC 20036-1168 ($20 plus $3 postage and handling; members--20% discount).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For an earlier version, see ED 319 961.