ERIC Number: ED535451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
The UNC School of the Arts: Should It Be Self-Supporting?
John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy (NJ1)
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is highly unusual. A component of the University of North Carolina system, it is "dedicated entirely to the professional training of students possessing talents in the performing, visual and moving image arts." This paper addresses the question of whether taxpayer funding is appropriate for a school that focuses on professional arts training, attracts nearly half its college students from outside the state, and appears to send most of its graduates elsewhere. It is, on a per capita basis, the most costly school in the University of North Carolina system. "The UNC School of the Arts: Should It Be Self-Supporting?" reflects the Pope Center's ongoing interest in encouraging a system of higher education in North Carolina that best meets the needs of students, their families, and taxpayers.
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Public Schools, High Schools, Art Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, State Aid, Costs, Tuition, Income, Public Support
John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. 353 East Six Forks Road Suite 150, Raleigh, NC 27609. Tel: 919-828-1400; Fax: 919-828-7455; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.popecenter.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina