ERIC Number: ED481758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Supply of American Higher Education Institutions.
Ehrenberg, Ronald G.
In spite of the fact that the vast majority of U.S. students attend public institutions, much less is known about their behavior and how the states that support them interact with them and with the private institutions within the states boundaries. This paper summarizes some of the things that are known and outlines some issues that still need attention from researchers. A focus is on research issues that are raised by the growing proprietary, or for-profit, accredited higher education sector, the growth of distance learning, and the pressures on institutions to diversify their revenue streams. The need for institutions to diversify their revenue streams is a need that is shared more generally by almost all public and private nonprofit higher educational institutions. How institutions diversity their revenue streams will depend largely on the nature of each institution and the local conditions it faces. Whether the strategies institutions are pursuing vary systematically and the relationships between distance education and finances are among the questions researchers still need to answer. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Higher Education, Income, Private Colleges, Public Colleges
For full text: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/cheri/wp/cheri_wp11.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Note: Prepared by the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI). Paper prepared for the Forum for the Future of Higher Education (Aspen, CO, September 24-27, 2000).