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ERIC Number: ED382087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Today's College Students: Varied Characteristics by Sector.
Otuya, Ebo; Mitchell, Alice
Research Briefs, v5 n1 1994
This report provides a statistical profile of today's college students disaggregated by sector, namely students at public two-year colleges, public four-year colleges, independent four-year colleges, and graduate students at public and private universities. It found that about 41 percent of community college students and 10 percent of four-year college students carried less than a half-time course load in 1991. About 20 percent of community college and 5 percent of four-year college students were non-degree seekers. Students classified as financially independent accounted for nearly half of all undergraduates, representing 66 percent of the students at community colleges, 48 percent at independent 4-year colleges, and 37 percent at public four-year colleges. It also found that 20 percent of undergraduates at four-year institutions were 25 years of age or older, and that students from racial/ethnic minority groups represented 25, 20, and 14 percent of the enrollment at community colleges, four-year colleges, and graduate schools, respectively. Students with disabilities represented 8, 5, and 6 percent of the enrollment at community colleges, public four-year colleges, and independent four-year colleges, respectively. (MDM)
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 (single copy $10; 8-issue annual subscription $58).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Analysis and Research.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A