ERIC Number: ED421036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
State Issues Digest. First Edition.
This report is intended to provide current information and integrated analysis of state-level higher education policy developments. Part 1 considers state funding support in the following categories: changing rules, effects of changing rules, survival in a changing game, and the growth industry of higher education. Part 2 examines issues concerned with college costs, including the existence of an affordability crisis, internal cost factors for colleges and universities, external cost factors for colleges and universities, impact on students and the federal role, strategies for cost containment, and real issues such as who should pay for public higher education and what are the responsibilities of higher education's stakeholders regarding affordability. Part 3 examines issues related to students, including the changing American college student; challenges of change; and policy implications, such as accountability reporting and performance-based funding and budgeting. Data are presented in 20 tables and charts. A list of related Internet resources is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: College Students, Costs, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, State Aid, State Colleges, State Universities, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.