ERIC Number: ED453744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida Accountability Report, 1999.
This report provides comparative data for the major independent institutions of higher education in Florida, including key data on enrollments and completions by degree level. This information allows comparison of levels of productivity and racial and ethnic diversity among members of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF). Portions of the report represent data required for the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, but much of the data was derived from cohorts constructed at each institution using the methodology and criteria prescribed by the Student Right-To-Know Act. Several outstanding strengths of ICUF institutions emerged from examination of the data in this report. ICUF institutions are characterized by small class size, substantially smaller than the classes at many public institutions in Florida. ICUF institutions complement the institutions of the state university system by providing access to programs of fields of study that are not available or that have limited access in the state system. Students usually graduated from ICUF institutions without a lot of extra credits, credits beyond those required for graduation. A comparison of the Florida state system and ICUF institutions showed that productivity, in terms of degrees awarded, was similar at both types of schools. Institutional profiles provide information about enrollment, student place of residence, and racial and ethnic compositions of member schools. The foreword to this edition of the accountability report provides information specific to Nova Southeastern University (NSU). NSU had the largest total enrollment, and the fifth largest undergraduate enrollment of the ICUF schools, with the largest graduate enrollment by a large margin. NSU has the largest first professional degree program enrollment of the ICUF institutions and awarded 22% of all degrees awarded by IDUF schools from July, 1998 through June 30, 1999. An appendix contains a list of the ICUF institutional data collectors who gathered the information for the report. (Contains 12 figures and 7 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Tallahassee, FL.
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Florida