An annotated bibliography on higher education is presented that is limited to programs and phenomena in two- and four-year accredited degree-granting colleges and universities. The following sections and topics are covered: (1) Historical Background and Nature and Scope of American Higher Education (ancient, medieval, and U.S. education, public/private diversity, philosophy, problems in the 1970s, relation to society, and unique characteristics of higher education); (2) Teaching-Learning Environment (continuing education, faculty, instructional technology, professional education, research and evaluation, and retention); (3) Organization and Administration (effects of administrative styles, accreditation, governance, collective bargaining, legal affairs, planning and budget, retirement, and student affairs); (4) Community and Junior Colleges (administration, evaluation, articulation, finance, programs, state coordination, etc.); (5) Comparative Systems of Higher Education (Africa; Australia; Canada; China; Eastern Europe; Great Britain; India; Iran; Israel; Japan; Latin America; Russia; Southeast Asia; West Indies; and Western Europe); and (6) Higher Education as a Specialized Field of Study. In all, 1,618 references are cited. Appendices include: selected reference sources; an annotated bibliography of selected professional journals related to the study of higher education; definitions of some terms in higher education; working outline to study the development of American higher education; selected higher education programs, departments, and centers in the United States; federal legislation affecting higher education; land-grant colleges and universities; major national associations; accrediting associations; grant colleges and universities; major national associations; accrediting associations; abbreviations of selected national agencies and organizations related to higher education; and addresses of selected publishers. An author and subject index are provided.