ERIC Number: ED165681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Openings, Closings, Mergers and Accreditation Status of Independent Colleges and Universities, Winter 1970 through Summer 1978. An Occasional Research Report.
Fadil, Virginia Ann; Thrift, Julianne Still
This second annual report of openings, closings, mergers, and accreditation status of independent colleges and universities is part of a study to provide baseline data for observing the changes in the independent sector of higher education. The information was compiled from a survey of state postsecondary agencies and state associations of independent colleges and universities, and from two other publications. Among the highlights of the period from winter 1970 through summer 1978: 64 independent colleges and branch campuses were founded, though 129 closed and 42 merged with other independent institutions; 17 colleges shifted to public control; 325 institutions and branch campuses attained accredited status from nationally recognized agencies, and none (other than those closing) lost accreditation; and the greatest net loss of institutions occurred during 1975-1978. The listings of institutions are by type of change (first-time openings, closings, mergers, shift to public control, attainment of accreditation and by type of institution. Among the information given for each institution is: year of founding, year entered in the Education Directory, type of program (two-, four-year, or specialized program), accreditation agency, headcount enrollment, single-sex or coed, and religious affiliation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Directories, Enrollment, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Mergers, Multicampus Colleges, National Surveys, Organizational Change, Private Colleges, School Closing, Single Sex Colleges, State Colleges, State Universities, Two Year Colleges
Office of Research, NIICU, Suite 503, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Identifiers: Accreditation Agencies; Branch Campuses; New Colleges; States (Geopolitical Regions)