ERIC Number: ED049697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A Study of Private Higher Education in Tennessee.
Diekhoff, John S.; Rogers, Ida Long
Chapter I of this report on private higher education in Tennessee presents a brief review of the scope and variety of higher education in the state, focusing on the enrollment picture in the public and private sectors and noting that the percentage of students served by the private colleges has been declining in the last years. Chapter II discusses the special contribution of the private sector: to greater intellectual freedom, and providing a wider choice for students, close personal relationships among members of the academic community, and accessibility to higher education where public education was not available. Chapter III deals with the economic importance of the private colleges and universities in terms of enrollment, expenditures, and physical and manpower resources. Chapter IV discusses the financial future of private higher education, and concludes that it is in serious financial trouble with rising costs and declining student enrollment. Chapter V examines some of the measures taken by other states to help private institutions; and Chapter VI discusses some choices for Tennessee and suggests that the State should consider programs for the support of private higher education, while increasing support for public higher education, and that private higher education should continue to participate in the state's long-range planning task. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville.; Tennessee Council of Private Colleges, Nashville.