ERIC Number: ED406885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Peterson's Register of Higher Education 1997. The Official Directory of Academic Institutions and Their Top Decision Makers.
Peterson's Guides, Inc., Princeton, NJ.
This reference book on accredited institutions of higher education in the United States provides profiles of over 3,700 colleges and universities. An introduction presents criteria for inclusion, data collection facts, definitions, and essays on higher education trends and the challenges facing higher education. Profiles (arranged alphabetically by institution name) typically contain the name and location of the institution, congressional district, institutional type, degrees offered, year founded, academic calendar system, governance, student body, campus setting, enrollment, tuition and fees, accreditation, research facilities and affiliations, administrative officers, and major academic units and unit heads. (Up to 86 key administrators are listed for each institution; direct phone, fax, and e-mail addresses for the unit heads are provided.) Five appendixes provide information on U.S. Department of Education Offices, state higher education agencies, higher education associations, and consortia of institutions of higher education. Four indexes provide access to the more than 90,000 names of administrative and academic personnel listed in the profiles, to the names of major academic units as they can be found under their parent institutions, to institutions with specialized or professional accreditation grouped by field of specialization, and to all institutions grouped by geographical locations. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Agencies, College Administration, Colleges, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Higher Education, Leadership, Tuition, Universities
Peterson's Guides, 202 Carnegie Center, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123 ($49.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peterson's Guides, Inc., Princeton, NJ.