ERIC Number: ED382087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Age Differences, College Students, Community Colleges, Demography, Disabilities, Enrollment, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Self Supporting Students, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics
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
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Analysis and Research.