ERIC Number: ED354831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Profile of Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Education Institutions: 1989-90. Contractor Report. Statistical Analysis Report.
Horn, Laura; Khazzoom, Aziza
This report profiles undergraduates enrolled in postsecondary education for the academic year 1989-90 and presents a description of the social and economic backgrounds of these students, what types of institutions they attended, their educational experience, and their educational aspirations. The information presented includes the following highlights: (1) in the fall of 1989, about 12.7 million students were enrolled as undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary institutions, of whom 52 percent were enrolled in four-year institutions; (2) 76 percent of all undergraduates attended public institutions, another 16 percent attended private, not-for-profit institutions and the remainder attended private, for-profit institutions; (3) 72 percent of all undergraduates were White; (4) about 48 percent of the undergraduates were financially dependent on their parents, and of these, 53 percent came from families with annual incomes under $40,000; (5) regardless of undergraduates' financial dependency status, about 43 percent received some sort of financial aid; and (6) Asian undergraduates were more likely than either Black or Hispanic students to attend public institutions, while Black and Hispanic students were more likely to attend private, for-profit institutions than were White students. The first of two appendixes contains a glossary and the second provides technical notes and methodology information. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Course Selection (Students), Diversity (Student), Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Financial Support, Higher Education, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.