ERIC Number: ED121163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Financial Condition of Colleges and Universities: 1972-1975.
Lanier, Lyle H.; Andersen, Charles J.
What was the impact of economic pressures during the crucial three-year period, 1972-1975, on the financial conditions of different types of colleges and universities? The American Council on Education designed a survey instrument to collect financial and enrollment data for the three years in question. The sample of 646 institutions participating in the survey were chosen to approximately represent the entire population of institutions of higher education--private, public, universities, other four-year institutions, and two-year institutions. The overriding conclusion from the study and from earlier evidence is that progressive deterioration has been occurring in the financial condition of higher education as a whole in recent years. Furthermore, the process of decline appears to have accelerated during the past three years under the joint influence of inflation and recession in the national economy. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Colleges, Economic Factors, Economic Status, Educational Economics, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Higher Education, Income, Surveys, Trend Analysis, Universities
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.