ERIC Number: ED225636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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The Public Community College in America: Its History, Present Condition, and Future Outlook with Special Reference to Finance.
Edwards, Nancy Joan
The development, current status, and future prospects of community colleges are examined in this study with special emphasis on finance and funding concerns. Introductory material outlines study objectives, methodology, and purposes; defines key terms; and emphasizes the importance of college planning. Chapter 1 presents a history of the community college in the United States from the early 1900's to the present. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the community college today, with specific reference to its students, faculty, and institutional goals. In chapter 3, the funding of community colleges is examined in terms of the differences in funding between colleges, sources of funds, and the option of charging students for tuition. Chapter 4, which explores the implications of alternative funding practices, discusses the questions of equity in student charges, the provision of financial aid to students, and the need to balance interests in community college funding. Chapter 5 discusses methods to encourage the effective use of resources, including experimentation with innovative techniques and efforts to tap untried sources of support. Finally, chapter 6 presents projections and recommendations covering trends in student enrollments and characteristics, the proportion of part-time students, and student costs, tuition, and fees. A bibliography is appended. (HB)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, Financial Policy, Futures (of Society), School Funds, School Support, State Aid, State Federal Aid, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Two Year Colleges
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Order No. 82-06203).
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Claremont Graduate School.