Ip-9-1997 (December 1997)
Author: Barry Poulson
This study is the first to provide a comprehensive analysis of private post secondary schools, based on survey data from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the Colorado Private School Association. In this report we explore the growth of the Colorado economy and the demands that growth is creating for education and training of the labor force. We compare the benefits and costs of private and public post secondary schools from the perspective of Colorado citizens and taxpayers. This analysis is the basis for policy recommendations to improve the efficiency and equity of post secondary education. The following is a summary of the major findings in the study.