ERIC Number: ED304082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Student Charges at Public Institutions: Annual Survey 1988-89.
Ludwig, Meredith; And Others
The 1988 report on student charges at public colleges and universities compiled by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) describes the costs of attending about 90% of the nation's publicly assisted, four-year institutions of higher education. It focuses on the relationship of increasing enrollments to adequate campus finances and student housing. It documents a higher overall rate of increase for student charges this year, reflecting a shifting balance in the share of costs paid by students, their parents, and public resources. About 60-70 institutions (of the approximately 500 surveyed) did not change their tuition and fee charges this year. The difficulty in reconciling policy with the reality of financing public higher education is highlighted. It is noted that future costs of college attendance will be influenced by state policies concerning the share of cost paid by the student and family, and other cost pressures. Six appendices are: undergraduate charges, fall 1987 and 1988 AASCU members; graduate tuition and fees, fall 1987 and 1988 AASCU members; undergraduate charges, fall 1987 and 1988 NASULGC members; graduate tuition and fees, fall 1987 and 1988 NASULGC members; charges at nonaffiliated institutions, fall 1988; and first-professional tuition and fees, fall 1988 AASCU, NASULGC, and nonaffiliated. Tables are included. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Housing, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student, Financial Support, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Land Grant Universities, Parent Financial Contribution, State Colleges, Student Costs, Student Needs
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Suite 700, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($3.00 members, $6.00 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC. Office of Communications Services.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.