ERIC Number: ED312946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Fourth Segment. Accredited Independent Postsecondary Education in California. The Fifth in a Series of Reports on the Financial Condition of California's Regionally Accredited Independent Colleges and Universities. Commission Report 88-40.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
A study of the financial condition of California's independent colleges and universities is reported. The study is based on financial data from a sample of 57 regionally accredited nonprofit independent higher education institutions in the state. Indicators show that enrollments in these institutions have generally held steady in recent years, their state-funded financial aid has increased, and their net revenues are positive. However, indications of financial stress are evident at many of them, including soft enrollment demand, decreases in instructional expenditures, and increases in institutional financial aid expenditures. To provide a policy context for interpretation of these data, the report reviews state policy issues affecting the independent sector and recommends a policy framework for future study of that sector. It is concluded that the role and contributions of independent institutions in meeting the state's policy goals should be integrated into all state postsecondary education planning, policy, and program review work. The legislative support language is appended. Contains 8 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Comparative Analysis, Economic Factors, Economic Status, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Policy, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis
California Postsecondary Education Commission, Third Floor, 1020 Twelfth St., Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California