ERIC Number: ED455885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Outcomes & High-Tech Workforce Demands: The Fifth Annual Systemwide Accountability Report.
New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.
The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education releases this report annually on systemwide accountability. The data are collected from the system's 9 state colleges and universities, 3 public research universities, 19 community colleges, and 25 private higher education institutions. The key findings of this year's report include: (1) full-time undergraduate enrollment increased steadily between 1994 and 1999, though there was a decrease in part-time enrollment; (2) minority enrollment continues to grow; (3) 6-year graduation rates at New Jersey's public baccalaureate institutions have improved and currently exceed national averages; (4) state and local government support for higher education in New Jersey remains higher than the national average, but state support per FTE student declined markedly relative to the national average between 1994 and 1999; (5) tuition and fees at New Jersey public institutions continue to exceed the national average, while increases in state aid to community colleges has reduced the gap between New Jersey and the nation in community college tuition and fees; (6) New Jersey continues to lead the nation as a whole in state-funded, need-based assistance for full-time students; and (7) New Jersey colleges and universities need to award more degrees in high-tech fields in order to meet the market demand for highly qualified workers. The report includes 22 tables and eight figures. (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey