ERIC Number: ED140770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to Keeping Independent Colleges Independent.
Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
As a result of the financial difficulties faced by independent colleges in the northwestern United States, the Northwest Area Foundation in 1972 surveyed the administrations of 80 private colleges to get a profile of the colleges, a list of their current problems, and some indication of how the problems might be approached. The three top problems given were decreasing enrollment, financial aid to students that decreased resources, and increasing instructional costs. The foundation set up three programs, each designed to cope with one of these financial needs: (1) the admissions and retention program, to help colleges find ways to increase tuition income by increasing or maintaining enrollment; (2) the deferred gifts program, to generate more long-range contributed income by providing specialists in soliciting stocks, bonds, real estate, and other gifts; and (3) the productivity program, to find less costly ways of teaching and learning while maintaining educational quality. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Declining Enrollment, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Private Financial Support, Productivity, Program Costs, School Holding Power, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment
Northwest Area Foundation, West 975 First National Bank Building, Saint Paul, Minn. 55101
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.