ERIC Number: ED119601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Efficiency and Equity in Post-Secondary Education through Portable Grants. Oregon as a Case Study.
Wish, John; de Vriend, Wim
This report analyzes some effects of the ways in which some $132 million in state and local taxes will be spent on Oregon higher education. These effects are evaluated in the light of some socioeconomic objectives. Discussed are: (1) the important components in state subsidies for higher education--institutional subsidies, need grants, scholarship grants, and educational loans; (2) the relative effectiveness of the different types of state subsidies and suggested shifts of funds among them that could produce superior results; (3) alternative mix of subsidies that could be implemented successfully in Oregon; and (4) the means and ends in state subsidies to postsecondary education. In conclusion, it is found that if the interaction between the demands for educational services and the supply were more realistic--in a system that was more akin to the marketplace, with consumers more at liberty to direct their demand to any product they prefrred--greater flexibility and economy would result. Increased competion among alternative institutions could lead to greater responsiveness, an increase in educational quality, and lower costs. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Delivery Systems, Educational Benefits, Educational Demand, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educational Supply, Efficiency, Equal Education, Equalization Aid, Grants, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, State Aid, State Colleges, Statewide Planning, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tables (Data), Tuition Grants, Two Year Colleges
Consumer Research Center, Attn: John Wish/John Coggins, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($5.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon