ERIC Number: ED364137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
In Brief. A Convenient Source of Facts about American Higher Education.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report provides recent (1991-92) facts and figures, about higher education in the United States. Sections of the report present statistical data concerning the following areas: student enrollment, student financial aid, tuition and fees, faculty and staff, educational finances, degrees awarded, research activity, and results from extension and outreach programs. Major findings included the following: (1) college enrollment during the fall of 1991 was estimated at 14.2 million students; (2) in 1991-92, nearly 3 percent of all students enrolling in higher education were foreign, 87 percent of whom attended four-year institutions; (3) in 1989, about 49 percent of undergraduates enrolled in public four-year colleges and universities received some financial aid; (4) in 1987-88, about 10 percent of full-time faculty in colleges and universities were minorities, of whom 3 percent were non-hispanic black; (5) the costs of running public universities and colleges were expected to be about $347 billion in 1991-92; (6) the employment rate in 1991 for male college graduates 25 to 34 years old was 7 percent higher than for male high school graduates and for women it was 16 percent higher; and (7) in 1987, researchers at U.S. academic institutions produced 36 percent of all articles published worldwide in science and engineering. The report concludes with a list of National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges members. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Degrees (Academic), Educational Finance, Enrollment, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Public Colleges, Research, State Universities, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis, Tuition
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-1191.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.