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ERIC Number: ED092018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-7
Pages: 18
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The Public Interest in Private Colleges and Universities.
West, Cameron
This speech reviews what Illinois has done in terms of public financial support for the private sector, what the Illinois Board of Higher Education recommends be done in the near future, and the issues that must be resolved. Illinois was one of the pioneer states in extending financial aid to private higher education institutions, beginning with the enactment in 1957 of a state scholarship program. As a result of the health services Education Grants Act, grants for operating and capital purposes are available to private medical, dental, nursing and allied health care programs on the basis of increased enrollment of Illinois residents. For the 1972-73 academic year, monetary awards to students attending private institutions totalled $29.4 million, nearly 60 percent of total awards. This is a 60-fold increase over a 14-year period. State appropriations for the Health Services Education Grants Act have increased from $8 million in fiscal 1970 to $15.7 million for fiscal 1974. A major question for state government in the future will be the means of financially supporting the private higher education sector without undermining its independence. This is a goal dictated both by the economic self-interest of state government and in pursuit of an accepted and admirable philosophical goal of diversity in higher education. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois