ERIC Number: ED190014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Openings, Closings, Mergers and Accreditation Status of Independent Colleges and Universities, Winter 1970 through Summer 1979.
Fadil, Virginia Ann; Carter, Nancy A.
The third annual report lists openings, closings, mergers, and accreditation status of independent colleges and universities in the decade of the 1970's. Institutions having changed status are listed alphabetically by state, with pertinent dates and institutional characteristics given. Some narrative analysis is provided. Among the highlights: 91 percent of the openings in the 1970's occurred by 1974; only seven institutions were founded in the second half of the decade; 76 independent colleges and branch campuses were founded (10 two-year, 34 four-year, and 32 specialized institutions); 141 colleges and branch campuses closed (45 two-year, 57 four-year, and 39 specialized institutions), over two-thirds of them in the first half of the decade; 65 mergers of independent institutions occurred (29 two-year, 24 four-year, and 12 specialized institutions); 19 colleges shifted to public control (9 two-year, 6 four-year, and 4 specialized); and 358 independent institutions and branch campuses attained accreditation status from nationally recognized agencies (75 two-year, 168 four-year, and 115 specialized institutions). Appendices include criteria for listing in the "Education Directory," accreditation abbreviations, and a list of institutional name changes. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Annual Reports, Church Related Colleges, Enrollment, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Mergers, National Surveys, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, School Closing, Technical Institutes, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities.