Graduate School Crush

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Rising Pressure On Graduate Schools

The great push for higher education is moving up the educational ladder to the graduate schools of the nation's colleges and universities. Not only are more and more high school graduates going on to college; larger and larger numbers of those who earn their baccalaureate are remaining in the academic community to work for advanced degrees. The 570,000 students enrolled in graduate schools in the academic year 1965–66 were double the number enrolled a decade ago—and more than five times the number enrolled in 1940.

Substantially increased and constantly growing demand for highly educated specialists underlies the expansion of enrollment in post-baccalaureate education. But there is concern, reflected in professional and scholarly journals and voiced at national conferences, that the country's ...

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