ERIC Number: ED145791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Proprietary School. Assessing Its Impact on the Collegiate Sector.
Erwin, J. Michael
Factors that will determine the impact on proprietary schools in this research report are examined, including: modification in Federal student grant programs; competition with higher education; new career training demands; increased regulation of proprietary schools; and inflation. A short-range assessment of impact is undertaken in this study. The conclusions are: (1) Most proprietary schools do not compete for students directly with colleges. (2) Few proprietary schools are presently in a position to attract federally-assisted, low-income students who might otherwise attend collegiate institutions. (3) The proprietary schools' greatest potential impact may result from their ability to divert Federal assistance, not students, from collegiate institutions. (4) Private and public four-year institutions will become subject to increased pressures for the expansion or establishment of comprehensive sub-baccalaureate degree occupational programs. (5) Collegiate institutions must explore alternatives to the duplication of proprietary school programs if they are to minimize impact. (LBH)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Competition, Educational Assessment, Federal Aid, Government School Relationship, Grants, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, School Holding Power, State Colleges, State Universities, Trend Analysis
Center for the Study of Higher Education, School of Education, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for the Study of Higher Education.