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ERIC Number: EJ893682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
Impact of Incidents on Enrollments at Higher Education Institutions
L'Orange, Hans P.
New Directions for Institutional Research, n146 p111-118 Sum 2010
Higher education is a remarkably consistent enterprise. The same general pattern, by and large, has existed since the enactment of the G.I. Bill in 1944 and large numbers of returning veterans began enrolling in American higher education. Although the definition of a traditional student is changing, many students still enroll in the fall to begin four or more years of college. The number of students enrolling has climbed steadily according to the U.S. Department of Education. This is not surprising, as the value of a college degree continues to be demonstrated. The average real income for males in 2008, as collected by the Census Bureau and reported by Postsecondary Education Opportunity (, was $37,413 for high school graduates and almost double ($74,307) for men with a bachelor's degree. Barring unforeseen circumstances, this trend is likely to continue. One circumstance that has the potential to affect enrollment is incidents of catastrophic proportion. In this chapter, the author explores the relationship between homeland security incidents and the impact that those incidents have on enrollment at higher education institutions. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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