ERIC Number: ED190019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
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New Schools in a State University System: How Do They Affect Those Previously Established?
Kalb, John M.
The development of the State University System of Florida is studied from 1959, before any "new" schools were added to the three already established (The University of Florida, Florida State University, and Florida A & M University), until 1974, two years after the final expansion to the present nine schools in the system. Enrollments from Florida counties are analyzed in terms of distribution to each of the schools in the system. Percentages are used to determine shifts in the enrollment patterns from counties to schools. Data show a high degree of regional appeal in schools established since 1960. The patterns for the three original schools were little changed by the new schools, except in immediate nearby regions. It is noted that the newest of the recently established schools had just over two percent of its students from outside the region, and the percentage of nonregional students rose proportionate to the ages of the other schools; this suggests that appeal outside the region increased with time. With the opening of a new school, however, enrollment at a distant school does not seem to be affected. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Florida