ERIC Number: EJ944328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 6
Private vs. Public Higher Education Budgeting
Beamer, Sarah A.
Planning for Higher Education, v40 n1 p7-11 Oct-Dec 2011
Private higher education institutions are those entities owned and operated by the private sector, while public institutions are those established, supported, and controlled by a governmental agency, most often a state. Key differences exist between private and public institutions that affect budgeting in critical ways. Such differences include governance, governmental support, student tuition and fees, student financial aid, constituent support, and accounting regulations. However, when all is said and done, both public and private institutions must be careful to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities because higher education overall is essential to the public interest.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Sector, Institutions, Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Colleges, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Budgets, Budgeting, Governance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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