ERIC Number: ED128021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
ACCT Tuition Review.
Suchar, Elizabeth W.; And Others
In this review of 1976-77 tuition and fixed student expenses, the Association of Community College Trustees has used data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and the College Entrance Examination Board. Information on average tuition and the high/low range is organized by state using maps, tables, and graphs. Private and public two-year college tuition is compared for resident and non-resident students, and to total student expenses in a variety of post-secondary institutions. Typical budgets for students residing in a variety of situations are presented. The report concludes that costs are up in all segments of higher education, but that phenomenal growth in costs has occurred at public two-year schools. Tuition and fees at public two-year schools have increased by 29% over 1975-76 or 130% since 1970-71. Concurrent with increases in tuition and other student costs is an overall decline of 13.9% in the full-time attendance rate and a 20% drop in attendance for dependent youth from families earning less than $15,000 per year. The whole concept of the "open door" may be in jeopardy unless the trend toward higher tuition and fees can be resolved. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Private Colleges, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Tuition, Two Year Colleges
Association of Community College Trustees, 955 L'Enfant Plaza, S. W., Suite 1406, Washington, D. C. 20024 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.