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ERIC Number: ED364137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Pages: 9
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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)
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-1191.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.