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Report 95-10: Financial Condition of Independent California Colleges and Universities: A Report of the California Postsecondary Education Commission

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

August 1995

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The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), at the request of Commission staff, completed a study of its member institutions entitled The Uncertain Partnership. This Commission report reflects the Commission's comments on the AICCU study, and in combination with the AICCU study, is intended to fulfill Education code Section 66903 (19) requiring the Commission to periodically report on the condition of California's independent colleges and universities.

The Commission's comments highlight the importance of the State's independent colleges in providing educational opportunity to California students. Independent colleges currently enroll more students than the University of California, and their ability to provide educational opportunity will become increasingly important in coming years as California strives to accommodate projected increases in enrollment demand.

The report also addresses the financial health of independent institutions and the State's interest in maintaining financially healthy independent institutions. It notes that California's independent institutions rebounded in the early 1990's from significant financial stresses in the 1980's.

Finally, the report concludes with recommendations on State policy issues that affect the State's independent colleges and universities.

The Commission adopted this report at its meeting on August 28, 1995, on recommendation of its Educational Policy and Programs Committee.


Related Topics: Budgeting and Financing of Higher Education
 

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