ERIC Number: ED421925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Capacity of New Jersey's Higher Education System. A Report to the Governor and Legislature.
New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.
This report was written in compliance with the New Jersey Higher Education Restructuring Act and evaluates current and projected higher education needs across the state, including the need to establish, close, or consolidate institutions of higher education. The report addresses: (1) capacity issues, concluding that there is no need to establish, close, or consolidate institutions, although some regions have limited access to postsecondary degree programs; it also recommends that the state continue development of distance learning technologies and environments; (2) outmigration, urging continuing support for high-achieving students who enroll in in-state institutions; (3)educational opportunity, calling for greater support for economically and academically disadvantaged students and students for whom English is a second language; (4) cost effectiveness, where a review of low enrollment programs is recommended; (5) collaboration and articulation, with recommendations for continued improvement of articulation between colleges and collaborative degree programs. Following the overview, individual sections of the report provide further information on: New Jersey's system of higher education in a national context; a summary of public hearings and other testimony; indicators of demand for higher education in New Jersey; issues of higher education supply and access; and recommendations. Five appendices include demographic data, definitions, SAT and High School Rank Distributions of First-Time Freshmen, and enrollment trend data. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey