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    Introduction

    Chapter 1: Five National Trends

    Chapter 2: State Policies for Affordable Higher Education

    Chapter 3: Questions and Answers about Losing Ground

    Chapter 4: 2002 Update for the States: "A Dire Situation"

    Chapter 5: Public Concerns about the Price of College

    Chapter 6: Taking Care of the Middle Class

    Chapter 7: Profiles of American College Students

    Appendix: State Trends

    Acknowledgments

    BACK

  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON AFFORDABILITY

    SANDRA BAUM
    Skidmore College

    DAVID W. BRENEMAN
    University of Virginia

    LAWRENCE E. GLADIEUX
    Potomac Falls, Virginia

    DONALD E. HELLER
    The Pennsylvania State University

    DENNIS P. JONES
    National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

    THOMAS J. KANE
    University of California, Los Angeles

    The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education would like to thank the members of the National Advisory Committee on Affordability for their time, encouragement, and thoughtful advice during the past year. In addition, the National Center is indebted to Peter Ewell, at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, and Richard Wagner, former executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, for reviewing and offering helpful comments on several drafts of Losing Ground. Also, Frank Bowen, consultant to the National Center, reviewed and edited several drafts of this report.

    The National Center owes special thanks to Marcus Gaspard, executive director of the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, for the annual survey, Tuition and Fee Rates 2001-02, and for accelerating the schedule for conducting the survey and making the data available to us prior to publication of Losing Ground. Also, we extend our appreciation to Higher Education Coordinating Board staff members Brule Hembree, John Fricke, and Kathy Raudenbush for their assistance on this project.

    The National Center is grateful to Dianne Danov at the University of Minnesota and Sandra Loerts from Minnesota State University, for their assistance in reviewing and commenting on draft summaries of financial aid packages for the student profiles.

    William Tyson of Morrison and Tyson Communications advised and assisted the National Center on the communications of Losing Ground.

    The following individuals provided technical and data assistance for this project: John G. Clark, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems; Yupin Bae, Pinkerton Computer Consultants; Samuel Barbett, U.S. Department of Education; Barry Goldstein, U.S. Department of Education; Daniel Madzelan, U.S. Department of Education; Maria Rojtman, U.S. Department of Education; and Patricia Hofmeister, Mae Kaven, Todd Sallo, and Abigail Stryker, editorial consultants.

    At the National Center, William Doyle was the senior analyst and project manager. Mikyung Ryu made substantial contributions to the analysis, and Blake Naughton developed the analysis for the student profiles and contributed research support. Heather Jack was responsible for communications, and Sue Murphy provided communications support for the release of Losing Ground. Jill De Maria oversaw the editorial, production, and quality control processes. Shawn Whiteman, Gail Moore, and Noreen Savelle were responsible for the dissemination of Losing Ground and communications with the Board of Directors.

    Thad Nodine served as managing editor for Losing Ground, Dennis Caldwell designed the report, and Mott Jordan produced it.

    The National Center is grateful to these individuals and organizations for their advice and assistance. The responsibility for creating, developing, and producing Losing Ground, however, rests entirely with the National Center.

    ©2002 by The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education


    THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND HIGHER EDUCATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS


    Chairman
    THE HONORABLE
    JAMES B. HUNT JR.
    Governor of North Carolina,
         1977 to 1985, 1993 to 2001

    Vice Chairman
    THE HONORABLE
    GARREY CARRUTHERS
    Governor of New Mexico,
         1987 to 1991
    President and CEO
    Cimarron Health Plan

    Members
    PATRICK M. CALLAN
    President
    National Center for Public
       Policy and Higher Education
    RAMON C. CORTINES
    Educational Consultant
    DOLORES E. CROSS
    President
    Morris Brown College
    ALFREDO G. DE LOS SANTOS, JR.
    Research Professor
    Arizona State University
    THE HONORABLE JIM EDGAR
    Governor of Illinois, 1991 to 1999
    Distinguished Fellow
    Institute of Government
    and Public Affairs
    University of Illinois, Urbana

    VIRGINIA B. EDWARDS
    Editor & Publisher
    Education Week

    THOMAS EHRLICH
    Distinguished University Scholar
       California State University
    Senior Scholar
    Carnegie Foundation for the
    Advancement of Teaching

    ROGER A. ENRICO
    Director
    PepsiCo, Inc.

    JAMES M. FURMAN
    Trustee
    The John D. and Catherine T.
       MacArthur Foundation

    ARTURO MADRID
    Murchison Distinguished
       Professor of Humanities

    Trinity University

    ROBERT H. McCABE
    Senior Fellow
    League for Innovation
       in the Community College

    PAUL F. MILLER, JR.
    Founding Partner
    Miller Associates

    THE HONORABLE
    HOWARD "PETE" RAWLINGS
    Chair
    Appropriations Committee
    Maryland House of Delegates

    JOHN BROOKS SLAUGHTER
    President and CEO
    National Action Council
       for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    President Emeritus
    Occidental College

    THOMAS TIERNEY
    Director
    Bain and Company
    Chair
    Bridgespan Group

    P. URI TREISMAN
    Professor of Mathematics
    Director
    Charles A. Dana Center
    University of Texas, Austin

    HAROLD M. WILLIAMS
    President Emeritus
    The J. Paul Getty Trust

    Founding Directors
    CLARK KERR
    President Emeritus
    University of California
    Professor Emeritus
    Economic and Industrial Relations
    University of California, Berkeley
    VIRGINIA B. SMITH
    President Emerita
    Vassar College


    THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND HIGHER EDUCATION

    The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. It is not affiliated with any government agency, political party, or college or university. The National Center conducts policy research and fosters public awareness and discussion of public policy issues affecting education and training beyond high school. The purpose of the National Center's studies and reports, including Losing Ground, is to stimulate public policies that will improve the effectiveness and accessibility of higher education.
    The National Center was established in 1998 with founding grants from The Pew Charitable Trusts and The Atlantic Philanthropies that have supported the initiation and continuation of its programs, including Measuring Up 2000: The State-by-State Report Card for Higher Education. The Ford Foundation has also provided core support to the National Center.
    Losing Ground was made possible by specific support from The Ford Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The statements and views expressed in this report, however, do not necessarily reflect those of its funding organizations, and are solely the responsibility of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

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    NATIONAL CENTER STAFF
    PATRICK M. CALLAN
    President
    JONI E. FINNEY
    Vice President
    WILLIAM TROMBLEY
    Senior Editor
    JILL DE MARIA
    Communications and Production Manager
    WILLIAM DOYLE
    Senior Policy Analyst
    HOLLY EARLYWINE
    Accounting Specialist
    HEATHER JACK
    Director of State and Media Relations
    GAIL MOORE
    Director of Administration
    SUE MURPHY
    Assistant to the Vice President
    MIKYUNG RYU
    Policy Analyst
    NOREEN SAVELLE
    Executive Assistant
    MICHAEL USDAN
    Senior Fellow
    SHAWN WHITEMAN
    Administrative Assistant