ERIC Number: ED119551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Myth of Equal Access in Public Higher Education.
Astin, Alexander W.
Equal access in public higher education is discussed because the public system is more susceptible to modification through changes in public policy. Related issues are: (1) selectivity of public institutions; (2) student characteristics; (3) educational resources and benefits; (4) student financial aid; (5) educational expenditures; and (6) educational goals. The issues of admissions and access cannot be resolved without a more careful consideration of the desired objectives of the higher educational system. Regardless of what our objectives might be, the existing hierarchical public systems do not present a set of opportunities that are even remotely equal for all students. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Equal Education, Expenditure per Student, Family Income, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Southern Education Foundation, 811 Cypress Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30308 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Paper presented at the conference on Equality of Access in Postsecondary Education (Atlanta, Georgia, July, 1975)