ERIC Number: ED189994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Independent Higher Education: Fifth Report on Financial and Educational Trends in the Independent Sector of American Higher Education.
Minter, W. John; Bowen, Howard R.
The fifth report in an annual series designed to provide timely and reliable information on the condition of the independent sector of American higher education is presented. Information was gathered from a sample of 127 institutions representative of all independent, nonprofit, accredited institutions, except free-standing professional schools such as theological seminaries and music conservatories. This extension of the series through 1978-79 and partially for 1979-80 covers the following broad categories: enrollment and admissions; faculty and other staff; educational program content and quality; operating revenues and expenditures; undergraduate student financial aid; assets, liabilities, and net worth; and financial ratios. Among the findings is that compensation of faculty has not kept pace with inflation or with remuneration in the general labor force. Depreciation of assets is seen as an area of slow consumption of capital. The growth in the amount of student aid funds from the federal government has enabled colleges and universities to reduce or stabilize their own expenditures for student aid. There is a trend toward an increased proportion of graduate, professional, and part-time students and a decrease in regular full-time undergraduate students. (SW)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, College Admission, College Faculty, College Students, Compensation (Remuneration), Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Enrollment Rate, Expenditures, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Private Colleges, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Teacher Salaries
National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities.