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ERIC Number: ED098888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Private Colleges: Present Conditions and Future Prospects. ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 9.
Shulman, Carol Herrnstadt
Many private colleges and universities are facing a combination of cost escalation and declining enrollment pressures that threaten their roles as a major influence in U.S. higher education. Rising tuition costs have caused many students to seek lower cost public institutions, thus aggravating an already difficult financial situation. In the face of worsening financial stringencies and enrollments diminishing at an accelerated rate, important public policy issues have been addressed in a number of major studies about restoring the financial health of this higher education resource. In addition to presenting a brief historical sketch of private higher education institutions in the U.S., focus is placed on the means by which these institutions, through changes in public policy and critical self-analysis, can be assisted to survive and continue to fulfill their important mission as an essential part of the American system of higher education. (MJM)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Benefits, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Enrollment Trends, Federal Aid, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, History, Private Colleges, Recruitment, State Aid, Student Characteristics
American Association for Higher Education, Publications Department, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.