ERIC Number: ED119570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Private Higher Education. First Annual Report on Financial and Educational Trends in the Private Sector of American Higher Education.
Bowen; Howard R.; Minter, W. John
Private higher education is an important part of the American higher educational system. Despite its acknowledged achievements, the private sector is widely believed to be in serious jeopardy. The present study is intended to provide regular annual reports on trends and the financial and educational conditions of the private sector for the entire United States. Issues covered are: (1) student enrollment, admissions and attrition; (2) faculty and staff ratios and administration; (3) program change; (4) college environment in relation to the public sector, private institutions, government, fund-raising, and student attitudes; (5) operating revenues and expenditures; (6) assets, liabilities, and net worth; and (7) student housing and dining. Appendices include: (1) comparative trends for private and public higher education; (2) mortality among private and public higher education; (2) mortality among private colleges; and (3) the comparative performance indicator. This study does not confirm the frequently asserted opinion that most private colleges and universities are essentially defunct and on their way to oblivion. Neither does it confirm the proposition that they are enjoying prosperity. The truth lies somewhere between these extremes. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Admission, College Environment, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Facilities, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Government Role, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Private Education, Program Development, School Holding Power, Staff Utilization, Student Attitudes, Student Financial Aid, Student Teacher Ratio, Trend Analysis
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.