ERIC Number: ED061928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
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Moratorium on New Junior Colleges.
Junior College Research Review, v6 n9 May 1972
This review deals with the interest of some junior college educators in taking a stand against the belief that community college enrollments will continue to increase indefinitely. The first stand was made by the Arizona State Board of Directors for Junior Colleges, which called for at least 5-year moratorium on new junior colleges after 1969 in that state. On the other hand, professional state associations, the American Association of Junior Colleges, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, and the federal government have advocated the creation of more colleges. Although the idea of a moratorium on new junior colleges is largely unpopular, the current financial crisis may warrant it and numerous population projections reveal a decreasing number of potential community college students. Reports of studies conducted at community colleges throughout the nation are cited to support this view, as well as results of efforts expended at certain colleges where more efficient use of classroom space has been made in light of anticipated decreasing enrollments. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.