ERIC Number: ED542313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1934
Reference Count: N/A
Supervision Exercised by States over Privately Controlled Institutions of Higher Education. Bulletin, 1934, No. 8
McNeely, John H.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
In most of the States there are privately controlled institutions providing higher education. An obligation rests upon the State in the interest of public welfare to insure the high quality of that higher education. The purpose of this inquiry is to analyze the extent of supervision exercised over privately controlled institutions of higher education by each of the 48 States with special reference to these points. Data utilized in the inquiry were obtained by an examination of the constitutions and statutes of the several States relating to the granting of charters of incorporation to privately controlled universities and colleges, the privileges and powers conferred upon them, and the legal restraints and restrictions imposed upon them. Since the supervision exercised by each State is subject to revision at the periodical sessions of the legislature, enactments of the various States were examined up to and including the 1933 legislative sessions except for 13 States. Attention must be called to the fact that this study applies only to incorporated colleges and universities. Unincorporated and privately owned institutions of various kinds offering special types of education are not included unless the statutes of the States make specific mention of them. The information as presented consequently is based solely upon the laws as they appear on the statute books of the several States. In order to assure accuracy of their interpretation, the manuscript describing the extent of supervision of privately controlled institutions of each State was submitted either to the secretary of state, attorney general, or superintendent of public instruction of that State for criticism. A list of sources is included. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 8 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, Supervision, State Legislation, State Policy, State Regulation, Private Colleges, Private Education, Inquiry, Position Papers, Content Analysis, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Institutional Characteristics, Regional Characteristics, Teacher Education
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States