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ERIC Number: ED354831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 122
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A