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ERIC Number: ED512811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 168
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education: 2007-08. Web Tables. NCES 2011-172
Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Ho, Phoebe
National Center for Education Statistics
In 2007-08, about 3 million students were enrolled in graduate or first-professional degree programs in the United States. These students exhibited wide variation both demographically and in the types of programs and institutions they attended. They pursued degrees in all types of fields, from the physical and life sciences to the arts and humanities to law and medicine. Some worked while they were enrolled while others did not. How these students financed their graduate studies in 2007-08 is the focus of these Web Tables, which are divided into three sections: The tables in Section 1 include the types of financial aid received by graduate and first-professional students, shown by students' enrollment and demographic characteristics. This section includes the percentages of graduate students who received grants, loans, assistantships, or other types of aid and the average amounts they received. Tables in Section 2 show the percentage of graduate and first-professional students who received aid from federal, state, institutional, or private sources, along with the average amounts received from each source. These are also shown by enrollment and demographic characteristics. The tables in Section 3 are dedicated to employment among graduate students. The percentage of graduate and first-professional students who worked while enrolled, average hours worked per week, and the role in which students saw themselves (i.e., as students who work to meet expenses or as employees who study) are explored in this section. The estimates presented in these tables were generated from the 2007-08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey (NPSAS:08), a comprehensive, nationally representative survey of how students finance their postsecondary education conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NPSAS also includes a broad array of demographic and enrollment characteristics. A glossary is included. (Contains 3 endnotes and 64 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Funded: Yes