ERIC Number: ED032027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Economics of Higher Education.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Foreseeing problems with existing patterns of financing higher education and of college attendance, the College Scholarship Service held a colloquium in 1966 to deal broadly with the most effective methods of supporting higher education and with the role and problems of the educational consumer. An important trend--the marked and seemingly irreversible increase of student enrollments in public institutions--raised questions about national policy in terms of patterns of support for higher education and patterns of college attendance. Major concerns were: to what degree would problems of cost and facilities be solved by the increasing enrollments at public institutions; and if institutional growth served to solve certain financial problems, what would be the cost in terms of diversity, student choice, and the role of private institutions. Other questions included: what percentage of the total institutional cost should students in public and private institutions bear; what would the level of cost differential be between private and public institutions with general public support, and how could the independence of private institutions be preserved if more public support were to be made available to them. The 11 papers presented at the colloquium and in this booklet deal with these and related problems. (WM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Federal Aid, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Private Colleges, State Universities
College Entrance Examination Board, Publications Order Office, Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Note: Papers presented at the Third College scholarship Service Colloquium on Financial Aid, Fontana, Wisconsin, May 22-25, 1966.