ERIC Number: ED444329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: Enrollment, Services, and Persistance. Stats in Brief.
Hurst, David, Ed.; Smerdon, Becky, Ed.
This paper summarizes data from several recent surveys of the Department of Education concerning postsecondary students with disabilities. Surveys represented include the 1995-96 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Postsecondary Education Quick Information System survey (1998), and the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study. Narrative, figures, and graphs cover enrollment, support services and accommodations, and postsecondary persistence and attainment. The data indicate that roughly 6 percent of all undergraduates report having a disability, with 29 percent reporting a learning disability; the average age of students with disabilities was 30, compared to 26 for students without disabilities; 98 percent of public institutions enrolled students with disabilities, compared to 63 percent of private 4-year institutions and 47 percent of private 2-year institutions; almost all institutions enrolling students with disabilities reported they provided at least 1 support service or accommodation; and students with disabilities were less likely than other students to have attained a degree after 5 years. Figures and graphs report data on number of undergraduates reporting each disability type; percentage of institutions by type of accommodations offered and institutional characteristics; and percentage of 1989-90 beginning postsecondary students by highest degree attained by 1994, disability status, and institution type. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Disabilities, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Incidence, National Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Student Personnel Services, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study