ERIC Number: ED202360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
State Policy and Postsecondary Education: The Relationship of the Independent and Public Sectors (Summary Notes).
The relationship between the public and private sectors of postsecondary education is addressed. Among the causes of problems facing private higher education are rising cost per student, especially in graduate education; the market limit on tuition rises; and growing competition with public institutions for program offerings and facilities. Reasons for the state to support private institutions include: private institutions are a basic part of the American tradition, they perform a public mission, and they offer education and cultural options. The following concerns are addressed: the need for a state policy regarding the private colleges, the need for program monitoring, including consideration of the independent sector in statewide planning, the essentials of institutional autonomy and independence, and the extent of state control of private institutions. Among the need-based aid alternatives are the following: direct institutional grants to institutions, tuition equalization grants, contracts, and cost of education grants to institutions. One-half of the states have need-based aid, which limits payments to tuition and required fees. One-third of the states have tuition equalization aid, and three states have direct grants to institutions. Some of the approaches of specific states are noted. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.