ERIC Number: ED365272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-6
Reference Count: N/A
The Diversity of Illinois Public Universities. Item #3.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Institutional distinctiveness is an important consideration in establishing state priorities, enhancing quality, and improving productivity in Illinois public universities. This report compares and contrasts Illinois' 12 public universities on 24 characteristics to illustrate the diversity among these schools. The characteristics are arrayed in four categories: (1) institutional characteristics, (2) student characteristics, (3) curriculum focus, and (4) finance patterns. The report also presents brief mission statements from each of the schools. These mission briefs focus on existing strengths and priorities of each public university from a statewide perspective. Statistical tables detail the diversity among Illinois' public universities. Table 1 compares public university standard scores on six institutional characteristics. Table 2 provides standard scores for four characteristics of undergraduate students: the proportion of undergraduates over age 24, the proportion of black and Hispanic undergraduates, the proportion of part-time undergraduates, and the proportion of undergraduates who are first-time transfer. Table 3 documents undergraduate orientation of Eastern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, and Illinois State University, and the doctoral orientation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The final table provides five measures of financial diversity. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.