ERIC Number: ED171168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The State Investment in Private Higher Education in New York: A Report.
Professional Staff Congress of the City Univ. of New York, NY.
Based on a study of New York State's investment in private higher education, the following issues are discussed: access and accountability, the cost of private higher education to the public, the use and abuse of public dollars by the private sector, and the cost of the private sector to public higher education. The private colleges and universities in New York State receive more public funds from the state than do schools in any other state. The private institutions apply admission restrictions and tuition charges that effectively deny open access to the state's taxpayers. Private tuition and fees in the state have risen at the same level as the national average. Bundy aid and the Tuition Assistance Program are used by the private sector to increase tuition revenues and expenditures, and to reduce scholarships to poorer students and increase them for more affluent students. The public investment in the private sector is uneconomical since the private sector is less cost-effective than the public institutions. During the past five years, the proportion of state aid to private institutions has increased as the proportion of state aid to public institutions has decreased. Correspondingly, private enrollments have increased and public enrollments have decreased. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Private Education, Private School Aid, Program Evaluation, State Aid, State Colleges, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
Department of Institutional Research, Professional Staff Congress, 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Professional Staff Congress of the City Univ. of New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York
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