ERIC Number: ED434577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Enrollment Patterns of First-Time Beginning Postsecondary Students. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This report provides statistical data on enrollment patterns of first-time beginning postsecondary students for academic years 1989-1990 and 1995-1996. It notes that in 1995-1996, about 40 percent of all first-time beginning postsecondary students enrolled in four-year institutions (25 percent at public institutions and 15 percent at private institutions); another 46 percent enrolled in public two-year institutions. Overall, these percentages were the same as those for 1989-1990. In 1995-1996, 25 percent of financially dependent students from families with incomes of $60,000 or more enrolled in private four-year institutions, a considerably higher percentage than the rate for students from families with incomes in the $30,000-$59,999 range (16 percent), or for those with incomes of less than $30,000 (14 percent). Among students enrolling in less-than-four-year institutions, the primary reason cited by 18- to 19-year-olds was the ability to transfer to a four-year institution, while students age 20 and older enrolled to obtain job skills. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Educational Attitudes, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Income, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Public Colleges, Students, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Extracted from "The Condition of Education, 1998." See ED 432 068.