ERIC Number: ED432945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
An Overview of Independent Higher Education in Florida: Enrollments and State Funding.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
This report reviews state funding and enrollments for the past several years at independent schools, colleges, and universities in Florida. The data presented are from 23 regionally accredited four-year colleges and universities as well as all other degree-granting private postsecondary institutions overseen by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities. Major conclusions indicate: first, in 1996, the independent institutions' share of enrollment in institutions awarding baccalaureate degrees was 34.2 percent; and, second, funding practices which favor non-need-based or non-student programs rather than need-based programs may diminish student access to programs in the independent sector in Florida. Tables present data on: (1) Florida Higher Education Headcount Enrollments, Fall 1988 to Fall 1996; (2) Enrollment Share for Sectors Awarding Baccalaureate Degrees, Fall 1988 to Fall 1996; (3) Appropriateness for State Funding Mechanisms for Independent Higher Education, 1990-91 to 1997-98; (4) Academic Program Contracts Funding History, 1988-89 to 1997-98; (5) Appropriations for State-Supported Education Projects at Independent Institutions, 1991-92 to 1997-98; (6) State Funding for Independent Postsecondary, Indirect Funding Mechanisms for Independent Institutions in Florida; and (7) History of Academic Contract Proposals. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Higher Education, Private Colleges, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data)
Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400; Tel: 850-488-7894.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida