ERIC Number: ED371650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
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Selected Characteristics of Higher Education in the United States and the State of Nebraska.
Uerling, Donald F.
This paper presents an overview of the nature and structure of higher education in the United States, with a specific focus on higher education in the state of Nebraska. Although the United States has no official national system of higher education, the federal government plays an important role in the regulation and funding of colleges and universities, both directly and indirectly, through legislation, the enforcement of individual constitutional rights, and adjudication. Higher education in the United States is extensive and diverse, with some 1,624 public and 2,014 private institutions in existence during 1992-93, enrolling over 15 million students. Higher education in Nebraska is similar in many respects to other states. State-supported institutions include the four campuses of the University of Nebraska system and three state colleges, as well as six community colleges. There are 17 independent colleges and universities, most of which have some religious affiliation. There are also 46 private career schools which provide training in some specific aspect of business or industry. The administration, mission, and activities of the University of Nebraska are summarized. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska; United States