ERIC Number: ED130552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Private Higher Education and Public Funding. ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 5.
Benezet, Louis T.
The serious financial troubles facing both private and public colleges suggest that additional public resources will be required to preserve and strengthen the dual system of American higher education. It is generally acknowledged that the achievement of the national goals of access and reasonable choice for all who use and can benefit from postsecondary education will require the full utilization of the resources in both the public and private sectors. The need for a better understanding of the benefits derived from maintaining a dual system of college support and control is suggested. Several arguments for maintaining the private sector are delineated and evaluated, and questions are posed that must be answered if the private sector is to remain an integral and surviving part of American higher education. (LBH)
Descriptors: Educational Demand, Educational Economics, Educational Supply, Federal Aid, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Private Colleges, Private School Aid, Public Education, Public Policy, State Aid, State Colleges, State Universities
Publications Department, American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.