ERIC Number: ED445597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Providing for Progress: California Higher Education Enrollment Demand and Resources into the 21st Century.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report projects 12-year enrollment demand for California's three public higher education systems, analyzes campus physical capacity and projected capital outlay costs, and discusses economic trends and California's ability to sell bonds to finance future higher education construction. The report is a major update to a 1995 report, "A Capacity for Growth." Sections of the report include an (1) an executive summary; (2) a discussion of precedents and prior projections; (3) projections of college and university demand to 2010; (4) an analysis of enrollment capacity; (5) capital outlay estimates; (6) economic and fiscal analyses; and (7) an analysis of debt capacity. The report notes that about 714,753 more students will seek to enroll at California colleges and universities by 2010; that the student body will be the most diverse in state history; that the state will need to spend about $1.5 million per year for at least 10 to 12 more years to maintain existing facilities and to provide for expected enrollment increases; that the state economy could afford annual sales of some $4.5 billion in general obligation bonds. Appended are discussions of the purpose of long-range planning and the methodology used. (Contains 51 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Diversity (Student), Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Facilities, Facility Expansion, Higher Education, Public Colleges, State Colleges, Tables (Data)
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938; Web site: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California