ERIC Number: ED392852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Education Institutions: 1992-93. With an Essay on Undergraduates at Risk. Statistical Analysis Report.
Horn, Laura J.; And Others
This report profiles undergraduates enrolled in postsecondary education for the academic year 1992-93. It relies on data from the 1992-93 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, third in a series conducted by the Department of Education. The report begins with an essay that explores the extent to which undergraduates have outside responsibilities and enrollment patterns that increase their risk of not attaining a degree or postsecondary certificate. Following the essay, a compendium of tables provides comprehensive information about enrollment patterns, programs of study, student characteristics, financial aid receipt and employment, students' educational aspirations, and their community service participation. Not since the 1970s has the typical postsecondary student been a recent high school graduate enrolled full-time at a four-year school, and working toward a Bachelor's degree. On the contrary, such students represented only about one-third of undergraduates enrolled in 1992-93. The first section of the compendium contains detailed risk factor tables, and the remaining sections are marked to highlight topic findings. (Contains 9 text tables, 8 figures, and 58 tables in the compendium.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Profiles, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Responsibility, Tables (Data), Undergraduate Students
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.