ERIC Number: ED025188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education in the South in the Next 20 Years.
Blackwell, Gordon W.
It is difficult to perceive what the South will be like in 1988, but one may generally expect increased urbanization, industrialization, a more complex society, and more leisure time. Trends already indicate a decreasing proportion of labor employed in goods-producing industries and a greater demand for workers in professional, technical and service industries. Education's role in economy should be to develop the quality of human resources necessary to keep up with and influence the region's growth. On the basis of current goals, the forecast for higher education might be: approximately 60% of the eligible population will be attending college (still a lag behind the national level); some private institutions will have become state institutions and others will have closed in bankruptcy; publicly controlled institutions will claim 85% of the region's college students; more than 50% of the Negro students will be enrolled in other than traditionally Negro institutions; acceleration of graduate education will continue, particularly in research; tuition will have tripled in both private and public institutions, but state and federal aid for students will have increased; academic innovations will be more acceptable; college and trustee roles will be more precisely defined and closely related to their institutions; there will be more planning and coordination of interstate university programs; admission and retention standards will be published by all institutions so that students may take advantage of the region's variety of curricula. (WM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Southern Regional Education Board
Note: Paper in The Future South and Higher Education, 1968, Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, Ga.