ERIC Number: ED377922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
How Colleges Are Coping, 1992.
How Colleges Are Coping, n2-6 Feb-Oct 1992
This series of reports reviews how California colleges are coping with a difficult economy. The reports, produced in February, March, June, August, and October of 1992, review the impact of budgetary shortfalls on the 107 California Community Colleges (CCC), 20 California State Universities (CSU), 8 University of California (UC) campuses, and 63 private colleges. Specific information on headcounts, fee increases, layoffs, and class closures are reported for each campus, plus an overview is provided for each system. Highlights of these reports include the following: (1) approximately 100,000 students stayed away from CCC's because they were unable to enroll in the classes they wanted; (2) CCC's admitted 88,000 more students than the state is obligated to fund; (3) of 1.5 million students, 24,000 who would normally be in UC or CSU institutions are in CCC's; (4) fees for 369,000 CSU students increased 40%; (5) at CSU, 5,000 classes were cut, about 3,000 instructors laid off, and 1,000 staff and management positions were eliminated; (6) CSU suffered a 7,000 decline in enrollment; (7) a projected 8% budget reduction of $130 million will force CSU to lay off 340 tenured and tenure track faculty; (8) in January 1992, student fees were raised 24% by UC regents; (9) the regents have approved stricter residency requirements for out-of-state students that would require non-resident undergraduates to pay full tuition for 3 years; and (10) private school enrollments are shrinking due to competition for donations and reputation for costliness. (KP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chabot-Las Positas Community Coll. District, Pleasanton, CA.