ERIC Number: ED306823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona's System of Higher Education in Comparison to Those of Other States.
Davis, George H.
As one of the working papers in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness, this document makes a comparison between Arizona's system of higher education and those of other states, in order to place Arizona's higher education efforts in perspective. The number of universities and colleges in Arizona and the number of degrees awarded by universities and colleges in Arizona are compared to those in each of the other states. These data are normalized with respect to state tax base and state population. Population and taxes, private schools, two-year public institutions, and four-year and above public institutions are discussed. Arizona has established a disproportionately small number of private colleges and universities. It also has the smallest number of four-year and above public universities. It produces the most baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degrees per university. Recommendations are: to continue to concentrate the available limited resources in the three existing universities, their branch campuses, and educational centers; to be constantly vigilant for ways to eliminate unnecessary duplication of academic programs within the universities; and to insist that universities more effectively concentrate resources in select programs which can rise to prominence in ways consistent with university mission. An appendix provides a key for the graphs included in the report. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona