ERIC Number: ED308746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Small by Choice. The Advantages of Small Colleges. A Special Report on the Role of Small Independent Colleges in America.
Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report presents information to make more visible the advantages of small colleges and to make explicit why small colleges choose to remain small. Nine topics of discussion are as follows: focus on the education of the undergraduate student; providing high quality education to all kinds of students; providing a liberal arts education for a lifetime, one in step with today's world; emphasizing values; providing students with significant opportunities to become involved in activities that foster individual maturation; offering curricula and a teaching environment with important advantages; leadership that can make a difference; financial and administrative efficiency; and engendering enormous commitment from their "families." (SM)
Descriptors: College Choice, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Small Colleges, Student Development, Undergraduate Study
Council of Independent Colleges, One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, D.C. 20036 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Atlantic Richfield Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.