ERIC Number: ED172693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Financial Viability of Institutions. Issues in Post-Secondary Education.
Jenny, Hans H.
Financial viability in postsecondary education is considered as part of the Postsecondary Education Core Design Project sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics. Financial viability is defined within the scope of postsecondary education, and key policy issues at the national, state, and institutional levels are identified. Implications for data production and recommendations for ongoing statistical work are addressed. Types of data to be collected for financial viability studies include student enrollment and financial aid data, institutional financial status data, and academic program and activity data. Research needs at the federal level concern: access, choice, and pricing; productivity in postsecondary education; the cost of complying with federal and state legislation and administrative regulations; and capital requirements. At the state level it is recommended that studies be undertaken that describe how the various state planning procedures are functioning and how the states are dealing with the public-private college and university issue. Sample data collection aids, a brief summary of the literature, and an annotated bibliography are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Financial Policy, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Research Needs, State Legislation, State of the Art Reviews, Statistical Studies
National Center for Education Statistics, 400 Maryland Avenue, Washington, DC
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.