ERIC Number: ED393351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollment at Public, Four-Year Institutions, Fall 1993.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This annual survey of four-year public colleges and universities presents data on 1994 enrollments and corrections to 1993 estimates of enrollment. For the study, surveys were mailed to 568 public, four-year institutions of higher education and about 93 percent, or 528, responded. Findings included the following: (1) total enrollment decreased by public, four-year institutions in fall 1993 for the first time in 7 years, dropping by 1.1 percent; (2) fall 1993 public, four-year enrollment totaled just under 5.8 million students, down from nearly 5.9 million students in fall 1991 and fall 1992; (3) respondents attributed the decrease in enrollment primarily to increased tuition costs, local or state economic and fiscal conditions, smaller pools of high school graduates, and higher admissions standards; and (4) state funding of higher education has not kept up with increasing enrollment levels over the past several years, nor are state appropriations for public higher education institutions keeping pace with inflation. Appendixes contain extensive tables reporting the full-time, part-time, and total enrollment of each responding institution. These are grouped first by their affiliation with either the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, or with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Un-affiliated institutions are listed separately. Within each table, institutions are grouped by state. (JB)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, National Surveys, Public Colleges
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-1191.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.