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Liberal arts colleges : thriving, surviving, or endangered?

Author: David W Breneman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Private liberal arts colleges are among the oldest of American institutions. Yet their history has been surrounded by concern about their ability to survive. Some see these small colleges as increasingly irrelevant in a world marked by growing demand for technical training. Others wonder how private colleges, many with few students and high tuitions, can compete successfully against heavily subsidized public
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Breneman, David W.
Liberal arts colleges.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©1994
(OCoLC)621824155
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David W Breneman
ISBN: 0815710623 9780815710622 0815710615 9780815710615
OCLC Number: 29521733
Description: xi, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A brief financial history --
Enrollment, tuition, and financial aid --
Trends in revenue and expenditure --
Site visits --
The future --
Appendixes --
Tables --
Figures.
Responsibility: David W. Breneman.
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Private liberal arts colleges provide high-quality undergraduate education, but their survival is in doubt. David Breneman, an economist and former college president, explores educational and  Read more...

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