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ERIC Number: ED543754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1934
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1932-1934. Bulletin, 1935, No. 2. Chapter VII: Statistics of Private Commercial and Business Schools, 1932-33
Herlihy, Lester B.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This bulletin is the eighth compilation of statistics on private commercial and business schools made by the Office of Education since 1900. The seventh, or preceding report, on this field of education was published for the year 1929. The effect of the economic situation on private commercial and business schools has been to reduce their enrollments, attendance, and activities by 1933 to the general level they were in 1905, a matter of 29 years ago. A drop in day enrollments of about 52 percent since 1929, with a drop of only 20 percent in teachers, has the apparent advantage for the students of giving a ratio of 1 teacher to every 18 students instead of 28 students as in 1929. Of the list of 1,826 schools canvassed in 1933, this report includes data for 651 schools, or 35.5 percent of the total. At least 275 schools went out of existence from 1929 to 1933 and 147 were organized. Schools seem to be most stable in cities of from 30,000 to 100,000 population. The level of the educational background of students entering private commercial and business schools is higher than in 1929. Only 66 percent had graduated from high school in 1929, whereas 77 percent had reached this level or beyond in 1933. A list comprising 1,826 schools was used for the purpose of this study. Of the 1,826 schools addressed by questionnaire, 661 schools in 45 States and the District of Columbia, as well as 7 schools in the outlying parts of the United States (Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico), responded with data which could be used. (Contains 11 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)