ERIC Number: ED060791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-2
Reference Count: 0
The Outlook for Higher Education in the Big Cities.
Tickton, Sidney G.
The author of this paper predicts that by 1990, enrollments in metropolitan institutions of higher education will increase by 100% and that costs for these same institutions will increase by 200%. In other words, statistics reveal that in 1968 there were 4.1 million students enrolled in metropolitan colleges and universities and that the cost at that time was approximately $8 billion; by 1990 enrollment is projected to reach 8.2 million and cost $24 billion. In examining this projection it was found that the results depended heavily on a number of basic assumptions: (1) there will be a large increase in the number of disadvantaged students--particularly urban blacks and Spanish Americans--enrolling in higher education; (2) an increasing number of married women will resume their education after raising their families; (3) an increasing number of men and women employed full-time will continue for a large portion of their lives in organized educational programs; (4) a large number of technical and vocational programs will be upgraded to the college level; and (5) automation and mechanization will continue to reduce jobs available--a factor that will encourage many to stay in college. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented to the conference on Campus in the City, December 2, 1969