ERIC Number: ED031182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-4
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Comprehensive Study of Higher Education in Arkansas.
Sparkman, James T.; And Others
This survey of Arkansas' higher education system includes information on junior colleges. It is estimated that, by 1980, the state will have 11 junior colleges with an enrollment of 22,463. As the new ones are established, they are expected to provide most, if not all, of the less-than-baccalaureate programs. At present there are two public community junior colleges, one public junior college branch of the State University, and four private church-related colleges. These last offer transfer or 2-year general programs and training for personnel of their own denominational group, but little vocational/technical training. The statewide system of 15 area vocational/technical schools offers some academic course work beyond high school. Three current problems: (1) coordination of vocational school programs with the junior colleges to avoid a funding crisis, (2) local pressures to convert community colleges into 4-year institutions, and (3) present shortage of funds that may extend development of the junior college system to 10 or 15 years. The Committee on Junior College and Vocational-Technical Programs has 15 recommendations for a system of comprehensive colleges and the coordination of their programs with the area vocational and other schools in the state. Tables show details of projected expenditures for the various segments of higher education through 1981. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Commission on Coordination of Higher Educational Finance, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas