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ERIC Number: ED033648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Pages: 28
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Standards for Upper-Division Colleges, With Special Reference to Joplin and St. Joseph, Missouri.
Browne, Richard G.
In 1965, the legislature of the State of Missouri enacted a bill which provided for the establishment of upper-division programs at the Jasper County (Missouri Southern) and St. Joseph (Missouri Western) Junior Colleges. Under the same bill, the Board of Curators of Missouri University was charged with setting standards to determine the adequacy of a 4-year state college at either or both locations and the sufficiency of enrollment trends to justify its operation. The standards proposed in this report are (1) upper-division enrollments of at least 1,200 full-time students as part of a total student enrollment of 3,000, and (2) campuses --including land, buildings, and equipment-- costing at least $12 million. The justifications for these standards are discussed, based on per-student costs and high-quality instruction; tuition charges and enrollment trends; what the curricula of 4-year colleges are expected to offer; construction costs as they relate to projected student costs, and long-range planning for higher education in Missouri. Since the level of student enrollments and available funds at Missouri Southern is closer to that set by the proposed standards, it is recommended that an upper-division program be established there when its lower-division full-time student enrollment reaches 1,800, or between 1967 and 1970. Expansion of the junior college program is proposed for Missouri Western and, when enrollments reach 1,800, a re-study of the need for upper-division programs. (WM)
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Identifiers: Missouri