ERIC Number: ED409819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollment in Higher Education: Fall 1995. E.D. Tabs.
Barbett, Samuel F.; Korb, Roslyn A.
This document presents enrollment data for 8,675 U.S. postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data covers fall 1995 enrollments and historical comparisons with previous years on selected variables. A summary section highlights characteristics of enrolled students, types of institutions attended, attendance status, changes in enrollment from 1991-95, and enrollment by state. Among the highlights are: (1) in fall 1995 there were 15.1 million students enrolled in postsecondary institutions; (2) women comprised 55.5 percent of students in institions of higher education but only 41.6 percent of students enrolled in first professional schools; (3) about 78 percent of students attended public institutions; (4) 58.4 percent of udnergraduate students attended school full time; (5) since 1992, total college enrollment has decreased every year, resulting in a 1.5 percent decrease overall; and (6) enrollment since 1991 has decreased in 23 states and the District of Columbia and increased in 25 states. Twenty-five tables and five figures provide supporting data. Four extensive appendixes present tabulated data on enrollment by race and ethnicity; national enrollment trends for fall 1991-95; enrollments by age; and enrollments by state. Technical notes on data sources and methodology are included in a fifth appendix. (CH)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, College Attendance, Colleges, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, In State Students, Minority Groups, Out of State Students, Professional Education, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Tuition, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study, Universities
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.