ERIC Number: ED369216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Postsecondary Education. Statistical Analysis Report.
Lewis, Laurie; And Others
This report presents results of statistical analysis of the 1993 federal "Survey on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Postsecondary Education." Data were collected from 982 of the nation's 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions (Gallaudet University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf were not included) and were weighted to provide national estimates. Highlights of findings include: (1) about half of the nation's 5,000 postsecondary institutions enrolled one or more students who identified themselves as deaf or hard of hearing in the last 4 years; (2) public institutions were much more likely than private institutions to enroll such students (79 percent versus 29 percent); (3) a total of 20,040 deaf or hard of hearing students were identified (an increase of approximately 3,000 students since 1989); (4) about a third of the institutions provided special support services to a total of 16,100 students; (5) classroom notetakers, sign language interpreters, and assistive listening devices were the major support services provided. This report provides detailed analysis in narrative, tables, and figures on: enrollment in postsecondary institutions, provision of support services, types of support services provided, problems with providing support services, and information that institutions would find useful in providing services. Additional information details the survey methodology and data reliability. Two appendices provide tables of standard errors and the survey questionnaire. Contains 12 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), College Students, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Enrollment Trends, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Incidence, National Surveys, Notetaking, Partial Hearing, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Statistical Analysis, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.