ERIC Number: ED052758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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A Decade of Change in Free-Access Higher Education.
Ferrin, Richard I.
This report deals primarily with equality of opportunity, specifically with the extent to which institutions of higher education have been made accessible to various populations over the past decade. The investigation is based on data from a national demographic analysis of people living within commuting distance of the inexpensive, nonselective institution in Fall 1968 (Willingham, 1970). Chapter I discusses financial, academic, motivational, and geographical barriers to access. Chapter 2 describes the shift toward inaccessibility by established institutions and the growth of new accessible colleges. Chapter 3 analyzes the effects of such changes on various geographical populations. Chapter 4 analyzes the impact of several specific factors on accessibility. Chapter 5 summarizes key developments of the 1960s and suggests their possible implications for the 1970s. (JS)
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