ERIC Number: ED542317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1934
Privately Controlled Higher Education in the United States. Bulletin, 1934, No. 12
Kelly, Fred J.; Ratcliffe, Ella B.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The Higher Education Division of the United States Office of Education is making a series of studies on the subject of the relation of the State to higher education. The first of these studies completed "The State and Higher Education, Some Phases of Their Relationship." The second study is entitled "Supervision Exercised by States over Privately Controlled Institutions of Higher Education." The third is the present study entitled "Privately Controlled Higher Education in the United States." The Office's interest in this series of studies arises from the fact that in most of the States a dual system of control of higher education prevails. Side by side are found institution A, controlled and largely supported from public taxation, and institution B, controlled by a church or a private corporation and supported largely by student fees. Any earlier distinction between the two institutions on the basis of curricula and methods of teaching is tending to disappear. Questions of tax support and of student fees are being raised by increasing numbers of people. States find it difficult to build up a unified system of higher education. There is increasing agitation for the more critical study of the problem. To make available data bearing upon the many questions involved in this dual control is the object of these studies. This bulletin contains the following chapters: (1) The church and early educational development; (2) The church and state in the control of the colonial colleges; (3) Current status of higher education under Protestant auspices; (4) Education under the Roman Catholic Church; and (5) Higher education under private auspices. (Contains 13 tables. Individual chapters contain footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Catholics, Tax Allocation, Private Colleges, Teaching Methods, Fees, Church Related Colleges, Protestants, Educational History, State Church Separation
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)