ERIC Number: ED192680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Project 80: Enrollment, Finances, and Student Aid at Catholic Colleges and Universities.
Results of a project initiated to explore the development of data and services to member institutions of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities to meet needs of the 1980s are presented. The project explored contemporary concerns of institutional viability as they affect Catholic higher education. Information is provided on enrollment, financial operations, and student financial aid. Data on the performance of Catholic higher education against the background of the remainder of private higher education are examined. It is suggested that Catholic colleges and universities are meeting the financial aid needs of their dependent aid recipients to a degree comparable with other private colleges and universities. It is concluded that expansion of graduate and first-professional programs, accommodations of part-time students, coeducation for some colleges, and renewed strength in women's education are all indicators of institutional flexibility in Catholic higher education. Some areas for future concern regarding declining enrollments are considered. Data are presented that suggest the present ability of Catholic higher education to maintain current expenditures and revenues in balance. The rate of expenditure increase was slightly below the average in the doctoral universities and slightly above average in the other four-year institutions and two-year colleges. (SW)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Coeducation, Comparative Analysis, Declining Enrollment, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Income, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Professional Education, Student Financial Aid, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study, Womens Education
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 770, Washington, DC 20036 ($8.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities.; Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Institutional Vitality