ERIC Number: ED116559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Question of Quality. Financial Profile of State and Land-Grant Universities 1975.
Whether or not there will be enough funds available to meet required expenditures has become an annual dilemma for most colleges and universities in recent years. This publication, based on a survey conducted among the 130 member institutions of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), is an attempt to show the dimensions of the financial crisis besetting large public universities. The colleges and universities represented in this report together enrolled slightly more than 30 percent, or 3.1 million, of the 10.2 million students attending all higher education institutions in Fall, 1974. The questionnaire attempted to identify possible trouble areas. Analysis of the data is designed to show the effects of inflation and of continued enrollment increases on the financial resources of these universities. Special attention has been devoted to the growing problem of inadequate state appropriations. Economy measures being taken to help combat rising costs and other efforts to cope with crisis situations are emphasized. Implicit in every aspect of the financial crisis is the question of quality. This is evidenced by the major unmet needs as analyzed by the universities themselves. (Author/JMF)
Descriptors: Budgets, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, School Surveys, State Aid, State Universities
Office of Research and Information, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Suite 710, One Dupont Circle, NW Washington, D.C., 20036
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Information.