ERIC Number: ED460724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
An Enrollment Profile of Nebraska Postsecondary Education...A Staff Report to the Commission.
Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, Lincoln.
This enrollment profile is a compilation of enrollment information pertinent to postsecondary education planning. The document contains a compilation of enrollment information collected from a variety of state and national data sources including IPEDS and NEEDS surveys. Nebraska's public and private postsecondary institutions have seen a stable enrollment level between fall 1992 and fall 1997. Within that broader number, enrollment at the community colleges of Nebraska increased by 10% in full-time equivalents during the same time period. Nebraska has consistently ranked in the top 10 states in fall headcount enrollment as a percent of resident population and in annual full-time equivalents in public postsecondary institutions. Regularly, about 60% of Nebraska's high school graduates enter college by the age of 19. Enrollments in Nebraska's postsecondary education are expected to increase slightly by the year 2005. There are three main factors that contribute to this expectation: (1) The number of high school graduates in Nebraska are expected to increase as a natural phenomenon of the increase of high school aged individuals; (2) From 1991 to 1995, the participation in postsecondary education by non-traditional age students remained nearly constant at 8.2% of Nebraska's 25-44 year old population; and (3) In 1994, the migration of college freshmen into and out of Nebraska was approximately the same. (TGO)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, Lincoln.