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ERIC Number: ED125486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Causes for the Demise of Certain Small, Private, Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States.
Andrew, Loyd D.; Friedman, Burton D.
In seeking to determine causes for the demise of certain small liberal arts colleges a panel of experts were consulted, extensive review of literature was conducted, 10 different colleges that had closed or merged were investigated, and HEGIS data were analyzed. Chapters cover: (1) a review of the historical and current role of the small private liberal arts college; (2) case studies of 10 colleges that closed or merged; (3) analysis of financial ratios of demise and live invisible colleges; and (4) a position paper on governmental intervention. Findings suggest that the small, private, liberal arts college is in serious difficulty, in part because of state and federal policies that have fostered the growth of public higher education. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Role, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational History, Financial Problems, Government Role, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Private Colleges
College of Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Education.