ERIC Number: ED467022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education, 1999-2000: Profiles of Students in Selected Degree Programs and Their Use of Assistantships. Statistical Analysis Report.
Choy, Susan P.; Geis, Sonya
In 1999-2000, approximately 2.7 million students were enrolled in graduate and first-professional programs in colleges and universities in the United States. Using data from the 1999-2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000), this report profiles students in various degree programs and examines how they paid for their education, with particular attention to their use of teaching and research assistantships. In addition, the report contains a compendium of tables providing detailed data on four topics: (1) student characteristics; (2) enrollment characteristics; (3) types of financial aid; and (4) employment. In 1999-2000, more than one-half of all graduate and first-professional students were enrolled at the Masters level, with most enrolled less than full time. Sixty percent of all graduate and first-professional students and 82% of those enrolled full time, full year, received some type of financial aid, including grants, loans, assistantships, or work study. Twenty percent of all graduate and first professional students and 32% of full-time, full-year students received an assistantship in 1999-2000, although variations existed across program levels and fields of study. Assistantships were more common at the doctoral level. Findings from this study show that graduate and first-professional students are a diverse group, with notable differences in student characteristics. (SLD)
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Graduate Students, Higher Education, Part Time Students, Paying for College, Professional Education, Student Costs, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.