ERIC Number: ED421038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate and First-Professional Students. National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 1996.
Choy, Susan P.; Moskovitz, Ron; Malizio, Andrew G.
This booklet summarizes findings from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, concerning graduate and first-professional students. The booklet's introduction indicates that, of the 2.8 million postsecondary students enrolled in 1995-96, 56 percent were enrolled in master's degree programs, 12 percent in doctoral programs, 12 percent in first-professional programs, and 20 percent in nondegree programs. The next section provides more detail on master's degree students, breaking down enrollments into the following categories: business administration (where 51 percent of students received financial aid); education (where 41 percent received aid); and arts or science (where 58 percent received aid). The section on doctoral degree students notes that 70 percent were in Ph.D. programs, 12 percent in Ed.D. programs, and 18 percent in other doctoral programs. This section notes that while two-thirds of Ph.D. students received financial aid, relatively few Ed.D. students received financial aid, reflecting the predominantly part-time enrollment and full-time employment of ED. students. The section on first-professional students notes that 74 percent borrowed money to finance their education an average of $47,700 for law students and $55,900 for medical students graduating in 1995-96. Data are presented in 10 tables and charts. (DB)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Full Time Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Part Time Students, Paying for College, Professional Education, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.