ERIC Number: ED430157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Aid for Postsecondary Education. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports. Statistical Analysis Report.
Lee, John B.; Clery, Suzanne B.
A study examined the use of educational aid provided by employers to employees, including the types of employees and educational and training programs that employers support. Two National Center for Education Statistics data sets provided the data for the analysis: National Household Education Survey, which provides information describing all educational activities of adults, and National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey, which provides detailed information about how employers help students pay for postsecondary education. Some of the findings were the following: (1) 13 percent of adults participated in credential programs in 1995, compared with about 20 percent who participated in work-related or other structured programs; (2) 72 percent of adults employed as engineers, surveyors, or architects who enrolled in credential programs received financial assistance from their employers, compared with 50 percent of employees who were executives, administrators, and managers, 10 percent of employees who were marketing and sales workers, and 4 percent who were low-skilled manual laborers; (3) adults who worked part time were less likely to receive employer financial aid if they enrolled in credential programs (7 percent) than those who worked full time (37 percent); (4) 6 percent of all undergraduates received financial aid from their employers, averaging $932, and 13 percent of graduate and first-professional students received employer assistance averaging $2,451; and (5) male graduate students received approximately one-third more employer financial aid than female students. (The report includes 16 tables and 7 figures, a glossary, and technical notes.) (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Employer Employee Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Paying for College, Postsecondary Education, Private Financial Support, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: JBL Associates, Bethesda, MD.