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Executive Summary
 
Introduction
 
The Context: State Budgeting and Higher Education's Vulnerability
 
The Continuing Battle to Sustain Current Support for Higher Education
 
Recent Experience: The Recession of the Early 1990s
 
What's Different?
 
Unprecedented Enrollment Growth
 
The Tuition Conundrum
 
Student Support
 
Concluding Observation
 
References
 
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Coping with Recession:

 

Public Policy, Economic Downturns
and Higher Education

 

By Patrick M. Callan

 

February 2002

 

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education




EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
INTRODUCTION
 
THE CONTEXT: STATE BUDGETING AND HIGHER EDUCATION VULNERABILITY
 
THE CONTINUING BATTLE TO SUSTAIN CURRENT SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
 
RECENT EXPERIENCE: THE RECESSION OF THE EARLY 1990s
 
WHAT'S DIFFERENT?
 
UNPRECEDENTED ENROLLMENT GROWTH
 
THE TUITION CONUNDRUM
 
STUDENT SUPPORT
 
CONCLUDING OBSERVATION
 
REFERENCES
 
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