The trend toward the development of state systems of junior colleges as evidenced by legislative enactments, court and other official decisions, in the Southwestern states and Iowa
In the Southwest, Texas and California are among the leaders in the junior college movement in the United States. It is the purpose in this study to show that an analysis of the trends evidenced by these states and those other states of the Southwest might be of value to states or school districts which are planning junior colleges. Though not in the geographic region of the Southwest, Iowa is recognized as a leader in the junior college movement and is included in this study in order to compare the legislative enactments, court and other judicial decisions with those of the Southwestern states. A sectional nap of the United States shows Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, end Utah to comprise the Southwestern section of the United States and these are included in the study, with Iowa added. The problem stated is: To determine the trends and developments of junior college organization and functions as affected by existing legislation, court, or official decisions in the Southwestern states and Iowa.