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ERIC Number: ED114039
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What is an Urban University?
Spicer, Edward M.
Today, the urban university is becoming the principal force in higher education. Although new to the American scene, it is educating thousands of students while also answering some of the community's basic needs. The growth of the urban university has been and will continue to be rapid and tremendous. For the purpose of this study, a simple definition of the urban university will be on the basis of the clientele it serves. The specific criteria will include: (1) it enrolls 20 percent or more of its students on a part-time basis; (2) it is located in a city with a population of 250,000 or more; (3) it has graduate and professional schools; and (4) it grants the Ph.D. degree. Under this definition of an urban university there are 77 distinctly urban institutions, differing in style, offering, and philosophies. A list, which is included, gives a suggestion of the importance of an urban institution to consumers of education. (Author/KE)
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