2000 年 26 巻 p. 137-149
This paper aims at darwing an inference about a function of administration on chartering private universities, from an analysis of quantitative data on capacity of private universities. Can the administrative organization (i.e.the Ministry of Education) in charge of chartering control the behaivior of private universities for expansion, by the application of the laws and regulations? This is the main problem that we try to approach in this paper. After the late 1970s, the chartering was made the means of the policy restricting the enrollment expansion of higher education. The restricting policy was stated in the Higher Education Plan, and it was tried to realize by the application of the laws and regulations on chartering. In practice, the third Higher Education Plan is the subject of this analysis to clarify the preceding problem. Sets of the regulations within the period of the third Plan are classified, and the difference of increases of the number of capacity in each types are analyzed. Findings of this analysis are as follws : About the 'ordinary' capacity (kojo-teiin), the establishment-plans that needs to be judged two years weren't restricted but that needs to be judged a year could be restricted. Establishment-plans about'ad hoc' capacity (rinji-teiin) could, too. The behaivior of private universities for expansion could be controlled to a certain degree as for increase of the number of capacity.