ERIC Number: ED112757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Business Officer's Role in Solving the Admissions Problem.
Barnett, Robert H.
Studies in Management, v3 n3 Sep 1973
Decreasing enrollments of American colleges and universities of all types and geographic regions are described that have resulted in many deficits since 1968-69. Contributing to the financial squeeze are inflation, unionization, and sharp reductions in the level of scholarships and research support. Studies of four-year liberal arts colleges confirm the continued growth and frequency of deficits, despite much publicized and feared budget cuts. Policies of raising tuition, increasing the total amount of financial aid, and setting higher admission goals had the net effect of spending more money and attracting fewer students. These problems are seen to be not merely financial but managerial difficulties. Key trends are outlined that must be considered in making five or six-year plans, with annual reviewing and updating. Suggestions are offered for cooperative efforts on the part of admissions staffs, business offices, and students to carry out appropriate policies that will help solve the financial problems. (LBH)
Descriptors: Budgets, College Admission, Cooperative Planning, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Enrollment Trends, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Fiscal Capacity, Higher Education, Money Management, Policy Formation, Student Costs
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.