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ERIC Number: ED011764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Pages: 7
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PRIVATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF PUBLIC COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
BREMER, FRED H.; ELKINS, FLOYD S.
IN ORDER TO PROVIDE DEFINITIVE INFORMATION ABOUT PHILANTHROPY FOR PUBLIC COMMUNITY COLLEGES, QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES FROM 294 INSTITUTIONS ARE ANALYZED. OF THIS NUMBER, 44.5 PERCENT RECEIVED NO VOLUNTARY SUPPORT. THE AMOUNT RECEIVED BY 163 COLLEGES DURING THE PERIOD UNDER STUDY--JULY 1960 THROUGH JUNE 1963--INCREASED 70.9 PERCENT TO AN AVERAGE ANNUAL AMOUNT OF $6,334,659, WITH THE GREATEST CONCENTRATION OF SUPPORT IN THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC AND NORTH CENTRAL REGIONS. COLLEGES IN THE MIDDLE ENROLLMENT RANGE--BETWEEN 300 AND 1,300 STUDENTS--RECEIVED SUBSTANTIALLY MORE MONEY PER STUDENT THAN DID THE VERY SMALL OR VERY LARGE INSTITUTIONS. FOUNDATIONS WERE THE HEAVIEST CONTRIBUTORS, AND THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF THE SUPPORT RECEIVED WAS EARMARKED FOR BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT. THE 129 COLLEGES INDEPENDENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL CONTROL FARED SUBSTANTIALLY BETTER THAN THE 165 INSTITUTIONS UNDER PUBLIC BOARDS OF EDUCATION. HOWEVER, 10 OF THE 376 COLLEGES IN EXISTENCE IN 1961 RECEIVED TWO-THIRDS OF ALL THE REPORTED GIFTS. SIX COLLEGES RECEIVED MORE THEN $1 MILLION. THUS, THE BULK OF THE PRIVATE SUPPORT WAS CONCENTRATED IN ONLY A FEW INSTITUTIONS. THE TREND, HOWEVER, TOWARD CONTINUING AND EXPANDING INTEREST IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND THEIR FINANCIAL NEEDS SUGGESTS A GROWING HEALTHY COMBINATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SUPPORT. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "JUNIOR COLLEGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 36, NUMBER 1, SEPTEMBER 1965 AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF JUNIOR COLLEGES, 1315 SIXTEENTH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036 FOR $0.50. (AL)
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