ERIC Number: ED419452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education, 1995-96. With Profiles of Students in Selected Degree Programs. National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 1995-96. Statistical Analysis Report.
Choy, Susan P.; Moskovitz, Ron
This report uses data from the 1995-96 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study to describe the financing of graduate and first-professional education. It begins with a series of profiles of students in selected graduate and first-professional programs, followed by a compendium of tables that provide detailed data on student characteristics, types of financial aid, sources of financial aid, and employment. Each section is prefaced by highlights summarizing major findings related to the section's topic. Among these highlights are: (1) for Master of Business Administration, about 87 percent of students worked while enrolled and 49 percent received aid from their employers; (2) for education master's, 86 percent worked while enrolled and 41 percent received financial aid; (3) for Master of Arts or Science in fields other than education, 83 percent worked while enrolled and 58 percent received financial aid; (4) for Doctor of Philosophy, 80 percent of those who worked considered themselves to be primarily students and two-thirds received financial aid; (5) for Doctor of Education, 98 percent worked while enrolled; (6) for Doctor of Medicine, 31 percent worked while enrolled and 71 percent borrowed for their education; and (7) for law (LLB or JD), 56 percent worked while enrolled and 81 percent received some financial aid. Appendices include a glossary and technical notes. (DB)
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Full Time Students, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Part Time Students, Paying for College, Professional Education, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.