Financial Support for Higher Education

Archive Report

Wartime Changes in Sources of College Funds

Impact of Veteran Enrollment on Colleges

Institutions of higher learning in the United States are now receiving well over one-third of their current operating income from the government at Washington. In 1939, before World War II, federal grants provided only 6.8 per cent of the operating income of American colleges and universities; in 1929, before the great depression, only a little more than 4 per cent. This striking rise in federal outlays for higher education has been the result of various national education and training programs instituted during and since the war, the chief of which is the program under the G. I. Bill of Rights.

The peak of the veteran education program is believed to have been reached in ...

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