ERIC Number: ED070412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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New Academic Institutions: A Survey.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
More than a third of the colleges and universities in operation in the U.S. in 1970 were created after 1947. This important fact has lead to the creation of the present study whose purpose was to gather data about the numbers and kinds of new institutions, the circumstances of their founding, their common and distinctive characteristics, their special problems, their failures and their successes. The investigation was in part a response to the educational community's expressed need for statistical data on a significant historical development in American higher education. In addition, it was hoped that the findings would be useful to lay leaders and other policy makers who from time to time take on the responsibility of establishing new institutions. (HS)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Higher Education, Surveys, Universities
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.