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ERIC Number: EJ748529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
College Students' Opinions about the Image of State and Nonstate Institutions of Higher Learning
Alaiba, T. E.; Zaborova, E. N.
Russian Education and Society, v46 n12 p7-17 Dec 2004
In the past few years there has been a "student boom" in the development of higher education: the number of college students in all of the Russian Federation rose from 2,612,800 in the 1993-94 academic year to 4,741,400 in the 2000-2001 academic year, that is, by 1.82 times. What is noteworthy is that the number of students enrolled in "state" institutions of higher learning rose by 1.68 times, while those in "nonstate" institutions rose by 6.73 times. These figures are an indication that higher education is ceasing to be the monopoly of the state and is taking on the character of the market. To examine this trend, the Institute of International Relations in Ekaterinburg carried out a monitoring survey based on the topic "The Image of Higher Education: A Comparative Analysis of the State and Nonstate Systems" in 1999. The survey questioned 770 students in the upper divisions of the regular enrollment departments of four state and three nonstate institutions of higher learning in the city. The survey was repeated three years later, in October and November 2002 (there were no substantial changes in the questionnaire). There were 808 respondents from four state and three nonstate institutions of higher learning. The results of the 1999 survey showed that the students' ratings of the state system of education were a great deal higher than in the case of the nonstate system. At the same time, nonstate institutions had considerable advantages relating not only to the conditions of the implementation of the educational process, but also to the quality of the education provided. The survey in 2002 was designed more to determine the dynamics of changes in the image of nonstate and state institutions of higher learning. This article analyzes the results of these surveys. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia