ERIC Number: ED158653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Independent Higher Education. Fourth Annual Report on Financial and Educational Trends in the Independent Sector of American Higher Education.
Minter, W. John; Bowen, Howard R.
A report on the condition of the independent sector of American higher education systematically analyzes the fiscal condition of these institutions in terms of their ability to maintain the integrity and quality of their programs. The report is based on information gathered from a representative sample of 135 independent, non-profit, accredited institutions, including two-year colleges and research universities, but not autonomous professional schools. The question addressed is: In what ways are independent colleges and universities gaining ground, holding their own, or losing ground? Some of the topics discussed in this context are: enrollment and admissions; faculty and other staff; content and quality of educational programs; operating revenues and expenditures; undergraduate student financial aid, including an analysis of the impact of financial aid payments upon the fiscal condition of the independent sector; assets, liabilities, and net worth; financial ratios; the condition of institutions individually; and observations on retrenchment and quality. The statistical information and analyses are carried through the year 1976-77 and for some data through 1977-78, with much of this data organized in tables. Additional tables are included in the first appendix. "Definitions of Financial Terms" and "Institutional Financial Position and Methodology in the Appraisal of Progress" are also appended. (JMD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Annual Reports, College Faculty, Economic Status, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Enrollment Trends, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Income, National Surveys, Nonprofessional Personnel, Operating Expenses, Private Colleges, Retrenchment, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.