A Foundation To Uphold: A Study of Facilities Conditions at U.S. Colleges and Universities

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This report presents the results of a study of the condition of higher education facilities in the United States and offers recommendations to improve the deteriorating state of such facilities. The 1995 survey examined statistical, financial, and operational data gathered through mailed questionnaires returned by 400 institutions. The results indicated that there is an estimated $26 billion in total costs to eliminate accumulated deferred maintenance, of which $5.7 billion are urgent needs. The report concludes that the existing large amount of deferred maintenance represents a threat to the ability of institutions of higher education to fulfill their missions, and that statewide agencies and individual institutions will have to make difficult choices for resource allocation. Three appendixes provide the survey research report, copies of the survey instruments, and a list of survey respondents.
Kaiser, Harvey H.; Davis, Jerry S.
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